Ranchi, Dec. 10: In an incident last night, a young man sustained bullet injuries after being shot at by a Nagaland Armed Police jawan on the campus of Indian Institute of Natural Resin and Gum in the Namkum police station area.
Superintendent of police (rural) Hemant Toppo confirmed the incident and said the youth sustained injuries on his finger and was undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences.
Toppo said that the incident occurred when the youth, along with his friend, tried to enter the area where some jawans were camping without their permission. They even tried to knock down a jawan with their vehicle when they were intercepted.
Namkum officer-in-charge Faguni Paswan supported Toppo’s version and said the youth, identified as Narayanjeet Paswan, was a resident of Chai Bagan under Namkum police station area.
A police official said an FIR had also been registered against the youth under Sections 447 (trespassing), 353 (disturbance in government work) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.
Local residents also confirmed that Paswan lived in the neighbourhood and said his father was an employee of a polytechnic college. They added that the youth accompanying Paswan was Subham Kumar Singh, whose father was an army personnel posted in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources said the incident could have been averted had the youth identified himself when he was stopped by the jawans. “The boys were apparently drunk. So they tried to speed away instead of giving their identity when they were intercepted,” a resident said.
A company of Nagaland Armed Police jawans is staying in the campus of the said institute. They are in Jharkhand on election duty.