Student trespasses defence area in Bangalore, shot dead

December 28th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Dec 28 (IANS) A 20-year-old student was shot dead early Sunday by army guards after he hid in the compound of an army officer’s house in the high security defence area in Bangalore while trying to escape from the police, officials said. The youth, Mohammed Mukharram, was apparently participating in a motorbike drag race past midnight and to escape the police, he entered the restricted defence area in Ulsoor in the eastern part of the central business district, police said.

“He was asked to surrender. Guards on duty fired three rounds in the air but even then he did not surrender and tried to escape. He was fired upon and was hit in the stomach,” Deputy Commissioner of Police B.K. Singh, under whose jurisdiction Ulsoor area falls, told IANS.

The incident occurred at around 2 a.m. Sunday, he said.

“The body has been handed over to the parents,” Singh said. Mukharram’s father works as a driver, he added.

“We have registered a case of criminal trespass on the complaint from defence authorities,” Singh said.

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