Cop shot dead in Delhi

Cop shot dead in Delhi

A 35-year-old Delhi police constable was shot dead by unknown persons at Kanjhawala in outer Delhi, the police said on Saturday.

Punjab Khor village resident Rajender Singh Khatri, posted at Rithala Metro police station, was driving home his Honda City car when the incident took place at around 11:50 pm on Friday.

“A group of youths stopped Rajender’s car in front of a school in Karala village, two kilometers from his house and fired four shots. One of which hit Rajinder,” a police official said. Following which he lost control of the vehicle and rammed it on a tree. He died on the spot, he added.

A passerby informed police about the incident after which a police control room vehicle reached the spot. The PCR staff rushed Rajender to a hospital but he was declared brought dead. A case of murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and investigation was taken up.

Police also suspect that he might have been killed over personal enmity, but his family members claim that they are not aware of any such incident. “We are speaking to the victim’s family to find out if he had enmity with anyone or somebody related to his father’s business,” the official added. However, his cousin said as long as enmity is concerned, Rajender never had any with anybody – neither with his colleagues nor with personal contacts.

Intial probe revealed that Ra­jender had gone to meet so­me of his property dealer fri­ends at an office in Budh Vihar.

Rajender joined Delhi Police as a constable in 2002. He was posted at Rithala Metro police station for last one year.

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