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.