Army to probe Bangalore students' killing

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Baldwin Student
Bangalore, Dec 29: The army has ordered a probe into the killing of first year degree student of Baldwin Methodist's College, Mohammed Mukarram Pasha. The probe will be headed by a colonel.

The focus of the probe will be on the exact details of the death.

The Scene on Sunday, Dec 28

Mukarram, 19 year old B.Com student and his friend on Sunday, Dec 28 were driving their motorcycle over the speed limit.

The Ulsoor Traffic night patrol saw the youth over speeding and riding 'wheelie' near ASC Circle. The cops started chasing them. When they tried to flee, their bike skidded near ASC Circle. Mukarram and his friend abandoned the bike and started running.

While his friend managed to flee, Mukarram allegedly intruded a brigadier's residence in an apparent bid to hide from policemen chasing him and was shot dead by army guards.

The probe will also investigate how the student could intrude a heavily secured area despite the presence of the guards as well as to find out what the other guards were doing. The police has also registered a case of trespassing and are investigating the matter.

The student was shot dead after he scaled the wall of an army house. Mukarram succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

A defence press release said on Sunday, Dec 28 that after a thorough search, the sentries on guard sensed the presence of somebody on top of the house.

"Before the guards could apprehend the intruder, he jumped down and fled towards the compound wall facing the main road," the release said.

"When the intruder did not heed the armed guards' warning to surrender, the intruder was fired upon. Police are investigating the case," it added.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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