A senior officer said on Tuesday that a 52-year-old homeguard jawan was shot and killed in a police encounter as he fired several rounds due to “mental distress” in the indiscriminate firing.
Munger Superintendent of Police Manvendra Singh Dhillon said that the incident took place at a checkpoint in Bariyarpur police station area, where the sound of gunfire was heard on Monday midnight.
“We were told by the police station concerned that a suspected Naxalite attack took place and bullets were being fired in the thick of darkness. We arrived at the site of dense forests and vulnerable with dense forests. He said about the attacks by the Maoists.”
The SP said, “The response started from our side. Over time we came to know that it was Mohammad Zahid, the home guard jawan, who was firing bullets. Those who knew him well that he was in mental trouble for some time, “SP said.
Stopping stopped after firing from the other side. Mr. Dhillon said that Zahid’s bullet-riddled body was found lying inside an open roof in a pool of blood from where he was firing in the air.
He said that the body has been sent for post-mortem and further investigation is going on.