Khunti: An assistant commandant of the CRPF’s 157th battalion lost his life as he came in contact with a high tension wire which had fallen in the forest area of Sinjani located under Arki Police Station area of this district. The deceased has been identified as Gulam Jilani Khan a resident of Baramulla of Jammu and Kashmir. He had joined the CRPF as DSP four years ago.
Officials of the CRPF said that the jawans were conducting an operation in Sinjani area during which they decided to make a night halt. However later in the night they decided to change their location and move towards a separate spot however in the course of leading his men Khan was walking ahead came in contact with the high tension wire and sustained serious burn injuries. He was immediately rushed to the Khunti Sadar Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Upon hearing the news of the incident SP Alok and many other senior police officials also rushed to the Sadar Hospital.