8 year old UP boy tragically shot dead in Mathura encounter between police, robber; cops to blame, says family

By: | Published: January 18, 2018 12:11 PM

In an unfortunate event, an 8-year-old boy was killed in an encounter between the police and a robbery accused in Mathura's Mohanpura. The incident took place when the police got to know about the whereabouts of a robbery accused, who was hiding in a field in Mohanpura.

Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh boy shot dead, Uttar Pradesh 8 year old boy shot, up boy dea, Uttar Pradesh police firing, Uttar Pradesh boy dead in police firing, up boy dead in police firing, mathura, india newsAn eight-year-old boy was killed in an encounter between the police and a robbery accused in Mathura. (Source: PTI)

In an unfortunate event, an 8-year-old boy was killed in an encounter between the police and a robbery accused in Mathura’s Mohanpura. The incident took place when the police got to know about the whereabouts of a robbery accused, who was hiding in a field in Mohanpura. The police reached the spot to nab this person but were unable to do so, since the criminal fled from the place. It led to a round of firing between the two parties and a bullet unfortunately hit Madhav, who was playing in the vicinity. It is not clear who fired the shot that killed the child.

As soon as the news reached his family, Madhav, who is a nursery student, was rushed to the hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injury. While Madhav’s kin alleged irresponsibility on behalf of the police, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Swapnil Mamgai said the investigation is being carried out in the matter, adding that full support will be extended to the family at this hour of grief.

While talking to media, Singh said that it was an unfortunate incident and lent his support to Madhav’s family. He said that the body of the child has been sent for postmortem to identify the real culprit. He further stated that compensation is being offered to the family in the event of the mishap and that the investigation is underway.

“It is a very unfortunate incident, and I extend complete support to the family. The matter will be looked into by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who will examine the case from all angles and reveal if there was any negligence on behalf of the police. The body of the child has been sent for postmortem, to identify who initiated the firing,” Singh said.

Meanwhile, the victim’s grandfather Shiv Shankar said that the cops called for a vehicle and agreed to accompany the family to hospital but at Navada, they told the family to take the boy to the hospital as they had to go and fetch more forces for the encounter.

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