Chandigarh: A young woman died after being hit by a bullet when the vehicle she was travelling in jumped a security barrier about 20 km away from the Nabha Jail on Sunday.
Punjab’s Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora admitted that the victim was killed in a case of firing following “mistaken identity”.
The woman was travelling in a Swift Dzire car which was signalled to stop by police personnel at a security barricade set up on the Nabha-Cheekha Road near Samana town. However, the car driver did not stop.
The police are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Residents of nearby villages caught hold of one policeman involved in the firing incident even while his other colleagues fled from the spot in a black Mahindra Scorpio.
Punjab was put on high alert following the Sunday morning sensational jailbreak at the maximum security Nabha Jail, 100 km from Chandigarh, in which some armed men attacked the jail and escaped with six prisoners, including two terrorists and four gangsters.