Drug smuggler commits suicide during police encounter
Acting on a tip-off that a huge consignment of poppy husk was being hauled in the area, a checkpoint was set up in Bhimana under the foothills of Arawali early morning, SP (Pali) Rahul Prakash said.
An approaching car was signalled to stop but the driver sped past while another car following it opened fire at the police personnel, said Prakash.
Five rounds were fired at the police but nobody was hurt, he added.
However, as the tyres of the vehicles, in which the smugglers were escaping, got punctured in retaliatory fire, they were forced to run towards the hills on foot in a bid to escape, the SP said.
“We launched a search operation with the help of the villagers and laid a siege after spotting them in the afternoon," said Prakash.
However, they soon realised that they were outnumbered leading to Khartaram ending his life by shooting himself in the head, Prakash said.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)