According to reports, the incident took place at the Tongona Sengapathar area in Tinsukia. Police officials opened fire after allegedly being subjected to stone pelting at the hands of a gang.
Police said that stones were pelted at them after which they fired in retaliation during which one of the gang members was shot, who later died.
An official said, “Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided a house in Tongona village, where four suspected drug dealers were meeting. Seeing the police party, they started throwing stones.”
He said that police fired at the legs of the person who they suspected to have been involved in dealing drugs.
“He was taken to the hospital. Due to excessive blood loss, he succumbed to the injuries while being brought to hospital,” he added.
Meanwhile, the person who sustained bullet injuries, succumbed, while three other people in the alleged gang, were taken into custody by the police.