Unidentified men shot dead a police constable,Kishan Singh (40),in Baghpat’s Baraut area on Tuesday,police said.
They said,Singh was waiting for a train at Bawali halt when three men came on a motorcycle and shot him. He died on the spot.
Singh,a resident of Bagpat’s Bawali village,was a driver and attached in Ghaziabad. He had come to Baghpat on leave. The police suspect the murder is a fallout of old rivalry.
The constable’s family named their neighbour Happu and his three associates in the murder. No one has been arrested.
Angry over the murder,the villagers blocked the Delhi-Saharanpur highway. The blockade was lifted only after senior police officials reached and assured of action against the culprits.
The police said Singh’s son Sachin was accused in the murder case of Happu’s brother Anuj which took place in 2011.
Raids are on to trace the persons named in the FIR,said a police officer.
Retired bank official found dead
Noida: A 65-year-old man was found dead in the swimming pool of a residential complex in ATS village,Sector 93,Noida,on Tuesday morning. Senior police officers said Akhil Arora,lived in the same complex and was a regular at the swimming pool. He was pulled out by lifeguards after he was found unconscious in the pool.
This is the second such incident in the past month. In August,26-year-old Shivesh Bose,a resident of Sector 34,was found dead in the swimming pool of a private school he used to frequent.