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Witness stands by his story on suspected terrorists killed
Indian Police Say Witness Not on Scene
AFAR
11/10/2002

Dr. H. Krishna stood by his story, that he had witnessed the Indian police shoot and kill two unarmed men last weekend, the day before the Hindu festival Diwali.

Indian police said the two men were suspected terrorists planning to attack a crowded shopping mall that day.

Concerned for his safety, Krishna stayed quiet from answering press inquiries for several days. On Saturday, he stepped out and confirmed having witnessed the two young, unarmed men being shot by the police 30-40 times. The police are expected to give a reply to the Human Rights Commission this week.

The Indian National Human Rights Commission has asked police to ensure the safety of the doctor.

Meanwhile, the police have stated that investigations show that Krishna's cell phone records reveal he was not at the scene of the shooting.

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