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Policeman killed in firing in police station during Holi celebration in Madhya Pradesh

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Ranjeet Gupta

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SHIVPURI: A policeman was killed during the Holi celebration in a police station in Shivpuri in Northern Madhya Pradesh.

The incident occurred when the policemen were celebrating Holi on Tuesday.

As the police personnel are deployed in law-and-order on the day of Holi, they celebrate the festival a day later.

The customary celebration was going on today when the gunshots were fired during celebration. The victim, Rajendra Singh, was injured. he was rushed to the hospital but was later declared brought dead.

It is suspected that it was celebratory firing, which might have caused the death though police officials are yet to clarify the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

Eyewitnesses said that he was loading his gun during the celebration, when it misfired. The senior officials have reached the spot. The body has been sent for post-mortem and investigation is on. 

They said that it was a mishap. However, there was no official version as yet. 

Ranjeet Gupta

Covers Gwalior-Chambal region. He has had a long stint in journalism and worked with major dailies including Dainik Bhaskar.