Cop engaged in Uttarakhand firefight killed after being hit by boulder

Dehradun: A police constable engaged in firefighting operations in Uttarakhand was killed today after he was hit by a boulder that rolled down a hillside, officials said.

Pankaj Chauhan, a constable with Chamoli police, was injured when the boulder hurtled down a hill this evening at Cheeda. He died during treatment at a hospital in Gopeshwar, Chamoli Superintendent of Police Priti Priyadarshini said.

Chief Secretary Shatrughna Singh has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh and a job to the next of kin of the deceased policeman.

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