Tura, Mar 1: A Meghalaya police personnel died in a freak accident in Tura today.
According to police the constable identified as Mone Marak was hit by a bullet while he was extracting a bullet stuck between the barrel of his gun. The incident happened at around 2 pm.
Police said that the victim was trying to extract a bullet from a 5.56 INSAS rifle which was got lodged in the barrel of the gun during the firing practice at Goeragare, Tura.
Another police personnel, Jimberth M Marak was with him shen the incident occurred.
Mone was immediately rushed to the hospital but attempts to save him were futile.
West Garo Hills, Superintendent of Police, Dr MGR Kumar said, “We are really saddened at what happened as he was a very disciplined person and worked extremely hard.”