Man shot in the leg in Golaghat, dies


A man who was shot in the leg by police at Habiyal in Golaghat district after he allegedly attacked a section of voters and cops with iron rods and a ‘dao’ today (Dec 5) morning succumbed to his injuries at the Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital.

Police said they fired at the legs of Gyanendra Rajkhowa, a former BSF trooper, after he attacked some voters with an iron rod besides taking a swipe at policemen when voting was underway this morning.

“We heard that a person named Gyanendra Rajkhowa had injured three to four persons after attacking them with iron rods. But when we came to take him into preventive detention, he charged at us with two ‘daos’. We sensed that he could be a threat to other people and hence shot at his legs. He has been taken to hospital,” a policeman said.

He was then rushed to the Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

It’s not exactly known as to what led to his death since he had suffered bullet injury in his leg.