Explain police firing, NHRC tells Uttar Pradesh DGP

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The NHRC has sought a report from the director general of police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh over the alleged killing of an 18-year-old boy by police after he refused to give a bribe, a statement said Tuesday.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued the notice after taking cognizance of a media report which alleged that the boy was shot dead in Mathura by police when he refused to bribe them while he was carrying goods in a tractor trolley.

The incident was reported March 19.

“A notice has been sent to the DGP of Uttar Pradesh and senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Mathura district to submit a report within four weeks. The media reports say that locals protested against such an atrocity. Police fired at them, resulting in injuries to seven persons,” the statement said.

The NHRC said the content of the press report, if true, raised a serious issue of violation of human rights.

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