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Army orders probe into Bengaluru student's death

December 29, 2008 18:39 IST

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The Army has ordered an inquiry into the fatal shooting of a student by its guards after he intruded the residence of a top officer in an apparent bid to hide from policemen chasing him.

The "internal" probe into the shooting at the Flag Staff House here, the residence of Commander of Karnataka and Kerala [Images] Sub-Area, would be conducted by an Army colonel from the Madras Engineering Group & Centre in Bengaluru [Images], Army sources said.

It would look into the breach of security, verify the version given by sentries, find out what other army guards on duty were doing at the time of the incident and suggest measures, if needed, to enhance security, sources said. "The inquiry is expected to be completed in a couple of days", the sources said.

The student Mohammed Mukkaram Pasha was shot dead by sentries who suspected him of being a terrorist. Pasha had entered the Flag Staff House compound trying to escape from a police team, in the wee hours on Sunday, which was chasing him for allegedly engaging in 'wheeling', riding a motorbike on its rear wheel.




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