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Mystery over sentry death

Burdwan, Nov. 17: A sentry on duty at the district armoury in the police lines here was killed by a shot from his own service revolver at dawn today.

Tapas Dewan, 28, resident of Gourhati in Hooghly districtís Arambagh, joined the district armed police as a constable in 1999.

Primary investigation indicates Tapas committed suicide, police sources said. The body has been sent for post-mortem.

ďI donít agree with the police version. There is no reason why Tapas would kill himself. Iíd look into the matter,Ē said his father.

Around 5.45 am, another policeman heard a gunshot and rushed to Tapasí post to find him lying in a pool of blood. After the shot shattered the early-morning calm, panic spread among other policemen and residents of the police lines.

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