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Sanitation worker killed in accidental firing

Sanitation worker killed in accidental firing

Kolkata: A man was killed when a bullet fired accidentally from the service revolver of the security guard of Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Egra and hit him in his head.

The tragic incident happened when the security guard of Aftab Ali was cleaning his service revolver.

The temporary sanitation worker Tarun Gharai, who died because of the firing, was declared brought dead at the local hospital.

The police have arrested Pradip Singh, who is the security guard of Ali for his involvement in the incident.

According to police sources the incident took place in the barrack of security guards for VIPs when the victim was engaged in adda with

Singh and some of his associates.

Gharai was seated just in front of Singh when the incident took place. Gharai wanted to have a look at the revolver of Singh when the bullet got misfired with the hand of the latter getting pressed against the trigger.

The bullet hit his head and he fell down on the ground due to its impact.

He was first rushed to Egra super speciality hospital and was soon referred to Medinipur Medical College Hospital. However he succumbed to his injuries in the way.

The police has slapped a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against Singh.

SDPO Ali could not be contacted for comments.

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