Kolkata cop opens fire, kills woman, self

Wednesday 15th June 2022 07:38 EDT

A 28-year-old Kolkata police constable, on his first day of duty outside the Bangladesh deputy high commission near Park Circus, opened indiscriminate fire from his SLR, killing a 28-year-old woman and injuring three others. Constable Chodup Lepcha kept loading and shooting seven times before aiming the final bullet at his own neck. Rima Singh, a resident of Dasnagar in Howrah, was riding pillion when they encountered Lepcha right in the middle of Lower Range Road. CCTV footage showed the bike stopping in front of Lepcha, who crouches for a while and then shoots at them from behind. One of the bullets killed Rima, who fell off the bike while the rider was hit on the arm.

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