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

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 January 2018, 12:37 PM

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.

First Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:31 AM

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