Suspected dacoit injured in police firing
Golaghat (Assam), Jan. 13 (PTI): A suspected dacoit was injured when police fired at him as he allegedly tried to escape from custody in Assam’s Golaghat district on Friday, an official said.
A police constable also suffered minor injuries, he said.
Golaghat ASP Anjan Pandit said the accused Druno Das alias Akoni was arrested with three others from a car that was intercepted by Dergaon Police on Thursday.
All the four were held on suspicion of involvement in a dacoity, to which they later confessed during interrogation, Pandit said.
While they were returning in a police vehicle from neighbouring Nagaon district following further investigation based on their statements, Akoni said he had to relieve himself and upon alighting, pushed away a constable and tried to flee, the ASP said.
“Our personnel had to fire as he was trying to escape, and he was shot in the leg,” Pandit said.
Akoni is undergoing treatment at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, he added.