An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Delhi Police,who had gone to Chitrakoot district to arrest an accused in a theft case,was shot dead by the brother of the accused during a raid in the Bahilpurwa police station area on Thursday night.
The ASI was accompanied by three men a constable,the complainant in the theft case and a friend of the accused. Additional DG Law & Order Arun Kumar said the Delhi Police team had raided the village without seeking help from local police.
Chitrakoot superintendent of police (SP) K B Singh said they were informed about the incident by Delhi Police. They were told that ASI Jai Bhagwan Sharma (59) from Rohini had gone there to arrest Prem Chand,accused in a theft case registered on May 13.
Singh said ASI Sharma had been taken to Janki Kund Hospital in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh,where he was declared dead on arrival.
Constable Gauri Shanker accompanied the ASI from Delhi.
Prem Chand belongs to Bilhari village in Bahilpurwa area of Chitrakoot,where the Delhi Police team had conducted a raid on Thursday night,the SP confirmed.
Yadav said the police team stayed in Chitrakoot after locals informed that Prem Chand was seen at his house on Tuesday.
The SP said the ASI and the constable,in plainclothes,reached the village around 9.30 pm and parked their Innova near a school. They saw Prem Chands brother Phoolchand near his house.
While villagers asked the ASI about his purpose of coming to the village late in the night,Phoolchand fired at him with a country-made pistol and fled.
The bullet hit the ASI on his waist.
The SP said a large police team searched the village,but Phoolchand could not be found. Police have detained villagers who were present at the spot when ASI Jai Bhagwan Sharma was shot dead.
He said the friend of the accused,who accompanied the Delhi Police personnel,is a suspect.
Singh said Prem Chand,who was employed with one Mukesh Garg in Delhi,had stolen his employers bag containing Rs 8 lakh on May 13. Garg is in the transport business. Prem Chands friend Ramesh Yadav,who accompanied the police team,is employed with Gargs brother-in-law.