Car-borne men kill cop for frisking accomplices in City

The unidentified gunmen were travelling in a Mercedes car

 A 48-year-old head constable was gunned down by four unidentified men at a village checkpost in outer Delhi’s Kanjhawala area on Sunday night.

The incident happened while the official was carrying out a routine checking of four men in a Honda City car.

The victim identified as Ram Kishan was one of the two men posted at Jonty Kannoda toll booth in Kanjhawala on a 12-hour shift starting 8 pm.

At about 2.25 am on Monday morning, a Honda City car came towards him from Jonty village side and he asked the driver to stop for checking.

“After frisking the men in the rear seats, Kishan asked the person sitting beside the driver to step down for checking,” said deputy commissioner of police (outer) BS Jaiswal.
However, instead of getting off the vehicle, the man brandished his pistol at Kishan, which he managed to snatch. Following this, the man behind the wheel swiftly put the car in the reverse gear in an attempt to flee.

To stop them, Kishan hung onto the window, police said. On seeing this, one of the occupants in a white Mercedes car, which was moving right behind this car, started firing at him. After three shots, he fell on the ground. As the road was poorly-lit because of which the driver, who was driving in back gear at a high speed lost control and swerved into an adjacent field but somehow managed to flee.

Kishan’s colleague rushed him to Brahma Shakti Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Decorated policeman

The victim was a gold medal winner in wrestling in his heyday and a decorated policeman with an Asadharan Karya Puraskar (AKP).

He joined the force in 1982. “He was a good investigator, hard working, obedient, laborious and punctual for which he was even rewarded the AKP in 2003,” said Jaiswal.
Kishan belonged to a family of ex-servicemen. His father Hardwari Lal retired from the Indian Army, three elder brothers served in the Indian Air Force while the fourth one worked with the Border Security Force. All four brothers are now retired.

He is survived by wife Sunil Devi and two sons – Neeraj, 22 and Dhiraj, 20. While Neeraj is a student of MTech at IIT Roorkee;  Dhiraj is studying for BTech at PDM Engineering College at Bahadurgarh, Haryana.

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