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Kolkata: Gunshot heard at Writers' Building, on-duty cop found dead

Kolkata: Gunshot heard at Writers' Building, on-duty cop found dead

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Jul 2020, 11:22 am

Kolkata/IBNS: After a gunshot was heard at the Writers' Building in central Kolkata, an on-duty police constable was found dead with a bullet wound near the Press Corner inside the building on Friday late afternoon, reports said.

According to reports, the policeman, from whose service revolver the bullet was fired, was on-duty near Gate Number-6 of the century-old Writers Building.

The Writers' Building was once the main state secretariat until Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee temporarily moved it to Nabanna in Howrah.

Following the incident, a huge police force rushed to the scene and after being recovered the body was sent to hospital.

Senior officials of the city police have reached the scene and an inquiry has been initiated into the incident to know how the bullet was fired.

"Body of the policeman has been sent to hospital and his service revolver has been recovered," a senior Kolkata Police official said.

"We are probing the matter to know how, why and by whom the bullet was fired," he added.