Army jawan, questioned after boy was burnt alive, shoots himself in Hyderabad

Written by | November 3, 2014 | 0
Hyderabad: An Army jawan, who was questioned on the burning of an 11-year-old boy in an Army garrison here in October, on Monday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself.

A Special Investigation Team had questioned the jawan, Appalraju, four days back.

According to a news channel, Appalaraju shot himself with his duty weapon and died on the spot.

Sheikh Mustafuddin was found with critical burn injuries in Garrison 47th Infantry Battalion at Mehdipatnam on October 08. In his dying declaration, he said Armymen set him ablaze. The next day he died of his injuries at a hospital.

The incident evoked widespread condemnation with people abutting the garrison demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.

Hyderabad city police later constituted a five-member Special Investigation Team to probe the death of the boy.

The Army had strongly denied the involvement of its personnel in the incident.

Filed in: Hyderabad

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