TN cop killed in shootout in Raj; kin to get ₹1 crore
14.12.2017 Chennai: A city police inspector was killed in a shootout in Rajasthan’s Pali district in the early hours on Wednesday where a special team was sent to nab suspects wanted in connection with a gold heist here. Four other police personnel were injured in the incident.
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami expressed grief over the death of S Periyapandiyan (48) and announced a solatium of Rs 1 crore to his family.
Periyapandiyan was Inspector (Law and Order), Maduravoyal police station.
The state government will also bear the education expenses of the slain inspector’s two sons, Palaniswami said in a statement.
The chief minister said a five-member team comprising Periyapandiyan, Kolathur inspector Munisekar and three other police personnel–Ambrose, Gurumurthy and Sudharsan–had gone to Rajasthan in search of one Nathuram and some of his accomplices in connection with the heist.
In the early hours of today, the police team had surrounded the culprits in Pali district, Palaniswami, who also holds the Home portfolio, said. “Periyapandian was killed when they (culprits) opened fire (on the police team) and I was grieved to know about this,” he said. “I express my sympathies with the family of Periyapandian, who was killed in the incident while doing his duty,” he said. The chief minister also prayed for the recovery of other policemen who sustained injuries in the incident.
Palaniswami announced a sum of Rs one lakh to each of them. The government will also bear their medical expenses. “I have directed the police department to immediately arrest those who stole the gold (last month) and carried out the attack today,” he added.
Last month, robbers had decamped with about 3 kg of gold from a jewellery shop at Kolathur here, after entering it by drilling a hole in the ceiling. Special teams were formed to catch the robbers, who were suspected to be from Rajasthan. Four persons hailing from that state had been earlier arrested in connection with the robbery.
DMK working president MK Stalin expressed grief over the incident. He also met the bereaved family members. City Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan also met the affected family members. Periyapandian was a native of Sankarankovil in Tirunelveli district. PTI
SAP constable posted in Bihar’s Hajipur jail shot dead
Special auxiliary police (SAP) constable Deep Narayan Rai, 50, was killed by unidentified motorcycle-borne criminals near the Hajipur jail, where he was posted.
INDIA Updated: Dec 11, 2017 14:32 IST
A special auxiliary police (SAP) constable, deputed as jail guard, was shot dead in north Bihar’s Vaishali district on Monday morning.
Deep Narayan Rai, 50, was killed by unidentified motorcycle-borne criminals near the Hajipur jail, where he was posted, at around 8 am, police said.
Rai, who had joined the SAP following his retirement from the Indian Army, was on way to the jail to report for duty when the incident took place.
The jail is near the busy national highway (NH)-77 that links Hajipur, headquarters of Vaishali district, 22 km north of state capital Patna, to Sonbarsa near the India-Nepal border.
Eyewitnesses said as the criminals opened fire, the guards on duty at the outer gate of the jail took shelter inside the barrack, while passersby ran helter-skelter for safety.
Sitamarhi district transport officer Chitranjan Kumar, who was on way to his place of posting from Patna, saw Rai lying along the NH-77 in a pool of blood and took him to a hospital, where doctors declared the SAP constable brought dead.
Another person, who was injured in the attack, is unconscious and undergoing treatment at Hajipur sadar hospital.
Additional superintendent of police (ASP) Ajoy Kumar, who is holding charge of SP, said that criminals intercepted Rai near the jail gate and shot him on his head. “Rai had been assigned duty outside the jail gate. We are trying to find out if Rai had entered into arguments with any visitor to the jail recently,” Kumar said.
Nephew kills warden of Patna Beur central jail on prison premises, commits suicide
Police said Vishal Kumar Singh, 21, committed suicide after killing his maternal uncle Santosh Kumar, 40, on the residential premises of Patna’s Beur central jail.
INDIA Updated: Dec 07, 2017 15:57 IST
A warden of Beur central jail in Patna was shot dead allegedly by his nephew on the premises of the high security prison on Thursday morning.
Police said assailant Vishal Kumar Singh, 21, committed suicide by shooting himself dead after killing his maternal uncle Santosh Kumar, 40, on the residential premises of the jail.
The slain warden was at present posted at the state home secretary’s office in the state capital on deputation.
City superintendent of police (Patna west) Rabinder Kumar said the incident took place at around 8am when Santosh Kumar returned home after dropping his daughter at a coaching centre.
“After a brief exchange of words, Singh took out a pistol and fired at his uncle from point blank range. Singh later shot himself dead,” the city SP added.
After the locals informed the police control room about the incident, a police team reached there and took them to Santosh Kumar and Singh to a hospital where doctor declared them brought dead. The loaded firearm, used in the incident, had been found to be unlicensed, the city SP said, adding that two empty cartridges were also recovered from the spot.
Rabinder Kumar told HT that the incident, prima facie, appeared to be the outcome of Singh’s illicit relation to which his uncle objected. “But this can only be confirmed after further investigation,” the city SP added.
Police sources said they were also inquiring how the USA-made weapon, procured illegally, reached the high security area.
Singh, a resident of Rania Talab area in rural Patna, was staying with Santosh Kumar and preparing for competitive examinations.
Family members of both the victims were not in a condition to give statements. “Once their statements are recorded, a case will be registered,” the police said.