In the line of fire


By Uma Sudhir

Andhra Pradesh’s DGP Aravinda Rao minced no words when he called the constable’s act `stupid’. But what a price the two families in Khammam have paid for the `stupidity’ of the policeman, ironically in a week the state police observes to remember its own, who died in the line of fire, while doing their duty.

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/accidental-firing-kills-two-students-in-andhra/170932

(video of my story aired on NDTV 24×7)

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About t s sudhir & uma sudhir

Uma Sudhir and T S Sudhir are senior journalists, based in Hyderabad. Both work for NDTV. Uma is a Tamilian, who was educated in
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One Response to In the line of fire

  1. Serenity Stupidity says:

    Dear Uma,

    I had over-heard by chance, a local channel mentioning, almost passingly, about some compensation. It was a bulletin, and not “normal” coverage. I was trying to catch up your report.

    I saw your report, on NDTV, a few minutes ago. This “stupidity”, is really numbing, and silencing. I think the DGP himself was shocked and so could not help, but use the S word.

    I feel really grotesque, about the way this police martyrs week has gone wrong. I had a lump in the throat, for all the families of policemen too.

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