Reserve police constable opens fire near Pune, kills 3

According to the police, India Reserve Battalion’s head constable Sanjay Shinde picked up a fight with the first victim over money and allegedly shot him dead. He then killed the other two.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2018 19:53 IST
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Head constable, Sanjay Shinde, opened fire at two busy public places in Borawake Nagar and Morinagar Chowk in Daund.(HT Photo)

Three people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a head constable of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB), posted at the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) camp, allegedly opened fire on them at Daund town near Pune, a police official said.

According to the Pune (Rural) Control, the head constable, Sanjay Shinde, opened fire at two busy public places in Borawake Nagar and Morinagar Chowk in Daund, around 80 km from Pune.

Police sources, who didn’t want to be named, told HT that Shinde has been arrested from Supa in Ahmednagar district.

The deceased have been identified as Anil Jadhav, Gopal Shinde and Prashant Pawar. There were no reports of any other casualties.

According to the police, Shinde picked up a fight with the first victim over money and shot him dead. He then also shot two others.

Former SRPF commandant Srikant Pathak, who was also Shinde’s former boss, said there were negative reports about the constable and he always picked up fights with his colleagues.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 17:28 IST