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8-year-old boy killed in crossfire between UP Police And criminals

The Police Team Reportedly Tried To Negotiate With The Alleged Criminals But They Started Firing Which Led To The Encounter.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 18 Jan 2018, 12:37:28 PM

New Delhi:

An eight-year boy in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura was killed after he was caught in a crossfire between the police and alleged criminals late on Wednesday evening.

The boy playing near his home succumbed to injuries after a bullet hit his head during the shootout.

According to the police, the criminals were involved in a recent robbery and were hiding in Mohanpura village, about 450 kms from the state capital Lucknow. However, it was not clear if the bullet that hit Madhav was fired from a police weapon or one used by the criminals.

The police team reportedly tried to negotiate with the alleged criminals but they started firing which led to the encounter.

A senior police official said that a case has been registered based on a complaint by the boy's family and investigation will be done. The alleged criminals fled the spot.

The Uttar Pradesh government has promised action in the case and announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh to the family of the boy.

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First Published : 18 Jan 2018, 10:38:13 AM

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