Cop shoots at friend in police station

Cop shoots at friend in police station

In a fit of rage, a Delhi Police constable shot at a friend with his service pistol inside the police station premises while they were drinking alcohol in east Delhi’s Jagatpuri, police said.

The incident took place at the police barrack inside the premises of Jagatpuri police station late on Saturday night.

Constable Ranbir Tomar had invited two of his friends — Udai Veer and Rakesh Kumar, 25, — at the barrack for drinks and dinner, said a senior police officer.
While they were consuming liquor and chatting, an argument broke out between the constable and Rakesh, an auto driver who lives at Khoda Colony in east Delhi.

“The argument turned ugly, following which constable Tomar opened fire at Rakesh,” said a police officer.

On hearing the gunshot, other policemen rushed towards the barrack. They found Rakesh in a pool of blood and the constable standing beside him. Udai Veer had fled the spot. Rakesh was immediately taken to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and later transferred to Lok Nayak Hospital after his condition deteriorated. “He received a bullet injury on his face. His condition is critical but stable,” the doctors at Lok Nayak Hospital said.

Police said the reason behind the scuffle is yet to be verified and the matter was being investigated. “We have to take the statement of the victim,” said the officer. Police also learnt that Udai Veer, a local criminal, had introduced Rakesh to the constable.

A case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code has been registered. “We have arrested Udai Veer and Tomar,” said the officer.

The constable has been suspended and a departmental inquiry initiated against him, the officer added.

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