Kolkata: Enraged over bursting of crackers, a police officer in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district allegedly opened fire at a mob on Wednesday, leaving a man injured.
The incident occurred in Egra early Wednesday when an argument over bursting of crackers during a puja led to a heated argument between the locals and sub divisional police officer (SDPO) Manoranjan Ghosh.
While the residents alleged it was Ghosh who fired at the mob, police said a probe has been ordered in the incident.
Confirming that firing has taken place, Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria said a mob tried to attack Ghosh’s house.
“A mob had gathered here and the broken window panes suggest they might have tried to attack the house. A probe has been ordered as to what actually happened and what led to the firing,” said Rajoria.
Tapan Shaw who sustained a bullet injury in his leg has been admitted to a hospital.