A Nahayat outpost police team today caught the accused based on a tip-off. Police intercepted and searched a four-wheeler on suspicions of illegal cattle and narcotic substances.
Sub-divisional police officer of Bilasipara, Birinchi Bora was quoted by ANI as saying, “The vehicle didn't respond to the police instructions and tried to flee from the area. The police team also chased the vehicle and firing was started from the vehicle. The police team had also retaliated and two persons in the vehicle were injured. One among the injured persons succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital.”
Meanwhile, one of the cattle in the vehicle was also killed in the counter firing and another was injured. A smuggler managed to flee from the spot while another surrendered.
Police later arrested the accused and the injured were shifted to the nearest hospital.
Further investigation into the incident is underway, said police.