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Civilian hurt in Nagaon police firing

Two persons sustained serious injury when security forces sprang upon a group of people who spilled into the streets defying lock down at Barbazar area in Nagaon town on Friday. The injured were rushed to a Nagaon Civil Hospital where both were stated to be out of danger.

According to a section of local residents, some people thronged the road for shopping defying social distances while policemen on duty resorted to lathi charge to disperse the crowd.

Suddenly, a policeman had an altercation with a civilian where the incident of openfiring took place and the bullet pierced through the leg of the civilian who fell injured. One women also injured in teh same finring.

Senior police officials arrived in the spot and the authorities have already ordered an inquiry into the incident.

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