Nabha (Punjab): A young girl was mistakenly killed by the Punjab police cops after they were trying to stop the car of terrorists escaped along with Khalistan Liberation Force’s Harminder Singh Mintoo and four gangsters from Punjab’s Nabha jail today.
This young girl became the victim of over-reaction by Punjab Police personnel, losing her life after the car in which she was travelling was shot at by the police at a security barricade.
The Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab, Suresh Arora admitted that the victim was killed in a case of firing following “mistaken identity”.
The girl was travelling in a car which was signalled to stop by police personnel at a security barricade set up on the Nabha-Cheekha road near Samana town.
But when the car driver did not stop and tried to jump the barricade cops open fired at the car to stop the vehicle. One bullet hit the woman. She succumbed to her injuries after some time.
Punjab along with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh was put on high alert following the Sunday morning sensational jailbreak at the maximum security Nabha Jail, 100 km from Chandigarh, in which 10-12 armed men attacked the jail and escaped with six prisoners, including two Khalistani terrorists and four gangsters.
The police are investigating the circumstances of the incident.