DSP killed in gun battle in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and a civilian were killed in an exchange of fire between police and anti-socials near Chayangtajo in East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh, a police officer said on Sunday.

The incident occurred when DSP Bomto Kamdak was leading a police team to the area to arrest an alleged rapist Togyung Yangfo, who escaped from jail a year ago, at around 7 PM last night.

On seeing the approaching police team, Yangfo and his accomplices fired prompting the police to retaliate and in the gun battle the DSP and a civilian Sai Bagang were killed while a woman identified as Achang Cheda Yangfo sustained bullet injuries, the police officer said.

The body of the DSP was brought to district hospital at Seppa, while the woman with three bullet injuries in her chest was airlifted to Guwahati, he said.

The body of the DSP was sent to his native village at Basar in West Siang district today by a chopper after post mortem.