Patna, Oct 13: A police officer lost his life during an encounter with criminals in Khagaria district of Bihar, police said on Saturday.
“Pasraha Station House Office Ashish Kumar Singh was killed late Friday night in the encounter,” Khagaria Superintendent of Police Minu Kumari said.
Another policeman also got injured in the gunfight and is currently undergoing treatment in a Bhagalpur hospital.
Following the information, Kumar along with several policemen rushed to spot to arrest the criminals. However, the criminals opened fire first to prompting the police to retaliate.
A criminal from Dinesh Muni gang has also been held by the police. While, others managed to flee from the spot.
Bihar Police Association President Mirtunjay Kumar has sought a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the victim’s family.