Kathua shootout: Wounded Police sub-inspector succumbs

J&K Police Sub-inspector Deepak Sharma, 32, who got wounded in a shootout with gangsters in Govt Medical Hospital, Kathua passed away due to his injuries on Wednesday morning (April 3).

Sharma was a Sub-inspector in J&K police, who laid his  life in the line of duty. He was from Sangoor near railway station Udhampur.

Sub-inspector Sharma sustained head wounds and he was taken to Amandeep Hospital at Pathankot in Punjab, where he passed away this morning.

The shooting incident happened at about 10:35 pm, last night, which culminated in killing of a gangster and  injuries to  two policemen.

SPO Anil Kumar has been identified as the second hurt cop.

“I salute the valour & indomitable courage of PSI Deepak Sharma, who made supreme sacrifice while valiantly fighting & neutralising a most wanted gangster in Kathua. His supreme sacrifice will remain etched in our hearts. Deepest condolences to the family of martyr Deepak Sharma.”  LG Sinha said on X expressing grief.