Boy killed as UP Police, criminals exchange fire

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On being surrounded, the criminals opened fire on the police team.

A sub-inspector and four constables had reached Mohanpura in Mathura district after receiving inputs that criminals allegedly involved in a recent robbery were hiding in the village. However, it was not clear if the bullet that hit Madhav was sacked from a police weapon or one used by the criminals. "My son was playing outside the house with friends when a police bullet hit him on the head".

Taking to Twitter, Adityanath said, "A financial aid of Rs 5 lakh has been announced for the bereaved family from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund".

The dead child was identified as Madhav. "I froze for a moment".

Taking cognisance of the matter, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had sought a detailed report from the UP government in November a year ago, News18 had reported. "A case will be registered under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code for murder and also for negligence if the cops refused to take the injured child to hospital", the SSP said, adding that the post-mortem examination report would make more facts clear.

Senior police officials rushed to the village on Thursday to pacify the mob.

However, it was the villagers who admitted the boy to Nayati hospital, where he succumbed to the injury.

According to Srivastava, the police has arrested two criminals, but one of them escaped after firing at the police team. "He died immediately after treatment began", Prashant Agyani, hospital's public relations officer said.

Since the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government took over in Uttar Pradesh previous year, at least 32 people have been killed in over 900 encounters.

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