Unidentified assailants attacked an on-duty head constable in the Nand Nagri area of Northeast district in the early hours of Friday and allegedly fled with his service revolver.
According to the police,the incident occurred around 12.15 am. Omkar Singh (52) was patrolling the B1 Block when the accused attacked him with baseball bats, said an officer.
As Singh lay injured,a passer-by noticed him and informed the police. He was taken to the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital,from where he was referred to AIIMS. It was later found that Singhs service revolver was missing,the police said.
Singh is under medical supervision at present.
While the motive behind the incident is not clear yet,the Nand Nagri police have registered a case of attempt to murder. Initial investigations have ruled out the possibility of a personal enmity behind the crime.
While no arrest has been made yet,the police have detained a few men of the area.
Officers said Singh was with another constable,Sulekha,minutes before the attack. Singh had asked Sulekha to return to the police station while he went to take a round of the area alone,they added.
Singh had been posted at the Nand Nagri police station for the last two years and was deployed in the B1 block area six months ago.
Missing cop found dead
A 44-year-old head constable was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Nangloi area of Outer district on Friday. Ashok Kumar had been missing since March 8,the police said,adding that he worked as a driver and was transferred to Police Lines in Southwest district a few months ago. On Friday,the police said,they received a call,informing that a man lay near Mundva petrol pump in the area. They identified it as Kumars. While initial investigations pointed to the possibility of Kumar being under the influence of alcohol,the police are waiting for the postmortem report for a confirmation on this. The police said they were questioning a few locals of the area where the body was found. Kumar is survived by two sons and a daughter. ENS