//Woman killed in police firing to disperse mob

Woman killed in police firing to disperse mob

Behrampore, Apr 12 (UNI) One person was killed when police opened fire today to disperse two groups which had clashed during a religious procession in Simulia in Murshidabad district, sources said.

The clash broke out when a particular group pelted stones at another group who were carrying out a procession to mark a festival called ‘Charak’.Police personnel from Salar police station rushed to the spot but the irate villagers attacked the policemen as well, resulting in the police opening fire.

A 25 year old woman died in the police firing while two others, including a policeman, who were injured in the clash have been admitted to a local hospital.Meanwhile, Sub-Inspector of Salar police station Shibaprasad Mukhopadhyay was suspended for resorting to firing. Police said, ”It’s yet to be ascertained whether the police firing was provoked. Investigations are on.”

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