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Kolkata cop opens fireplace, shoots self and a biker useless

Kolkata: In a capturing spree on Friday afternoon, a younger Kolkata police constable, posted on the Bangladesh Deputy Excessive Fee to protect the diplomatic mission within the metropolis, gunned down a passerby and injured two others earlier than killing himself together with his computerized service weapon.

After preliminary investigation, the Kolkata police officers stated that the constable seemingly took the acute step as a result of he was affected by “despair”.


At round 2.15 pm, Chodup Lepcha, a constable with the town armed police (fifth battalion), abruptly went out of the safety outpost of the diplomatic mission on the Circus Avenue at Park Circus in South Kolkata a bit of after reporting for obligation.

Lepcha, a resident of Kalimpong in Darjeeling, had returned from go away on June 9.

In accordance with native residents, the cop, carrying his self-loading rifle (SLR), knocked on their homes, that are situated behind the consular workplace and wished to know the place his colleague was held captive and why.

Shocked by his question, the residents knowledgeable him that they didn’t have any such info. The cop, in his 20s, then walked as much as the Decrease Vary within the neighborhood and indiscriminately fired round 15 rounds in 5 minutes.


Rima Singh, a physiotherapist who was passing via the realm whereas driving pillion on a motorbike along with her colleague, Bashir Alam of Collin Lane, was hit by the bullets. She fell down and died on the spot. The 28-year-old was on her method to her house in Howrah, the place her fiancé, had reached to finalise the date of their marriage.



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