UP Police has admitted that a 20-year-old IAS aspirant, Mohammad Suleman who died during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state had shot dead by a constable in self-defense.
His family had said he had nothing to do with the protests. Earlier, UP DGP OP Singh had said none of the people, who died during protests, killed in police firing.
“One cartridge had retrieved from Suleman’s body. The ballistic report confirms that this had shot from the service pistol of Mohit Kumar. Mohit Kumar also suffered a bullet injury. The bullet taken from Mohit Kumar’s stomach had found to have shot from a country-made weapon.”
Suleman, who was preparing for UPSC exams in Noida, had returned home since he was down with high fever.
“When Mohit got close to Suleman, the latter opened fire with his country-made pistol. A bullet hit Mohit’s stomach. In reply, Mohit also fired from his service pistol and the bullet hit Suleman’s stomach,” said SP Tyagi.
At least 26 persons including 20 policemen got injured in the violence on Friday, 20 December.