GUWAHATI, Dec 11: A suspected robber met his demise as police resorted to lethal force when he attempted to flee custody in Golaghat district. The incident unfolded as the individual purportedly tried to escape, leading to the tragic outcome, an officer said on Monday.
According to the police officer, the man, identified as 26-year-old Dilip Sahani alias Lagan, was arrested and being taken to a location in Dergaon for further investigation on Sunday night.
“Suddenly, he pushed some policemen and tried to escape from custody. He was warned to stop but he did not listen. Left with no other option, we fired one round at him,” he added.
The injured person was immediately taken to a hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, the officer said. Authorities are expected to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. (With inputs from PTI)