A Punjab Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Baljinder Singh Sandhu died of a bullet wound allegedly fired from his licensed pistol during a protest led by students in a College in Jaitu (Faridkot) on Monday.
The incident also caused injuries to another police personnel as the bullet fired by Sandhu, pierced his head to hit him.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IG) Bathinda range, Mukhwinder Singh Chhina termed the incident an ‘accidental fire’ and confirmed that the DSP died on the spot.
According to the police, the DSP was at the University College in Jaitu, where students had gathered to protest a recent incident of moral policing.
The students were raising slogans against the police when the DSP warned them against doing so. This angered the students further and in the commotion a gunshot was heard.
The DSP and the police personnel accompanying him, who was injured critically by the same bullet, were rushed to Guru Gobind Singh Medical Hospital in Faridkot.
Meanwhile, the police was busy identifying the reasons for the bullet being fired from the DSP’s licensed pistol.