‘Bullet from teammate’s pistol killed cop’

Senior Raj police officer says pistol belonged to Munisekar; probe on to find if inspector was caught in crossfire

Published: 17th December 2017 02:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2017 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The killing of a city police inspector in Rajasthan seems to have taken a new turn with Rajasthan Police saying that the single bullet that killed inspector S Periyapandi, while chasing burglars, was from one of his own team mate’s pistol.

Periyapandian

A senior Rajasthan police officer in Pali district said the pistol from which the fatal bullet was fired was sent for forensic examination and it was confirmed that the bullet was from the pistol of inspector Munisekar, who was also part of the special team that went to Rajasthan to nab two burglars. The officer also said they are also probing if Periyapandi was caught in a misfire. “We have recorded the statement of inspector Munisekar, who was also present at the spot. We have got some clues and are further probing,” the police officer said.

Periyapandi was part of a team that went to Rajasthan to trace two suspects, C Nathuram amd Dinesh Chowdary in connection with a gold heist in Chennai.

The burglars had drilled a hole in the roof of a jewellery shop at Kolathur and looted around 3.5 kg of gold on November 16. The Tamil Nadu police team went to the village on Tuesday late night to arrest the suspects when they were allegedly attacked by locals with stones.

It was earlier alleged that one of them managed to get hold of inspector Periyapandi’s gun and fired at him. Inspector Munisekar also suffered injuries and was hospitalised and reached Chennai on Saturday. The Rajasthan police recovered the empty cartridge and two .9 mm pistols from the crime scene.

New twist in case

It was earlier alleged that one of the locals managed to get hold of inspector Periyapandi’s gun and fired at him Rajasthan Police officials now say that the single bullet that killed the inspector was from one of his own team mate Munisekar’s pistol Munisekar also sustain injuries Empty cartridge and two .9 mm pistols were recovered from the crime scene

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