Railway Protection Special Force Security Personnel Killed, Passenger Injured After Gun Goes Off Accidentally At Raipur Railway Station

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Security Personnel Killed As Gun Goes Off Accidentally At Raipur Railway Station

A passenger was also injured in the incident (Representational)

Raipur:

A jawan of the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) was killed and a passenger injured after the former’s service weapon accidentally went off at the Raipur railway station in Chhattisgarh on Saturday, an official said.

The incident took place around 6 am when a team of the RPSF led by a sub-inspector was de-boarding the Sarnath Express train after escort duty, the official here said.

When constable Dinesh Chandra (30) was moving out from the S-2 coach of the train, his service weapon got accidentally discharged and a bullet hit his chest. A passenger, identified as Mohammad Danish, who was sleeping on an upper berth, also sustained injuries in his abdomen, he said.

The duo was shifted to a private hospital, where the constable succumbed to injuries, he said.

The victim was a resident of Rajasthan, the official said, adding that investigation into the matter was underway.

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