Murder accused bullet deflects off police jacket, hits passerby

Murder accused bullet deflects off police jacket, hits passerby

In an exchange of fire case that appears to be taken from a Bollywood script, a man was hit with a bullet which ricocheted off the bulletproof jacket of a policeman who was shot at by a murder accused attempting to evade arrest.

The incident happened in west Delhi's Uttam Nagar area on December 31 and Amit Babbar, who was going to market with his wife on a scooty, was hit in his leg and injured, police said.

They said police were trying to arrest Pankaj Sharma and Dharmender Yadav, two of the murder accused, when the former opened fire.

Amit did not realise immediately that he was hit by a bullet.

"Amit took first aid at home but later in the night he felt severe pain in the injured leg. In the morning, he was rushed to Mata Roop Rani Hospital, where he was operated upon and the bullet was removed from his leg," said a senior police officer.

The two are accused in murder case of a Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation's contractual employee, Brij Bhushan Prasad, last month, a senior police officer said.

Though no policeman was injured in the exchange of fire, bne of the bullets deflected got from the bulletproof jacket and hit Amit, he said.

The two two were nabbed after a scuffle.

The third murder accused was arrested from Saket later. 

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