Delhi Police constable murder: Sketches of suspects released

Delhi Police constable murder: Anand Singh was shot by three assailants when he objected to their harassing a woman street vendor and stopped them from stealing money from her.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 23, 2016 10:26:07 am
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Delhi Police on Tuesday released sketches of two suspects in connection with the murder of constable Anand Singh, who was fatally shot last week by three assailants when he objected to their harassing a woman street vendor and stopped them from stealing money from her.

“This happened around 9.15 pm. Three men were trying to extort money from a woman who sells alcohol here. This constable came to know about the harassment and intervened. Within minutes, they took out a gun and shot the constable in the chest. The three then ran away. The constable staggered towards the road, but fell down within seconds and blood started oozing out of his mouth. He was dead before police could reach the spot,” Ram Charan, a resident of the area who runs a small eatery across the road, told the Indian Express.

Saturday afternoon, senior police officers and relatives of Singh assembled at the Parade Ground in Kingsway Camp area to pay their respects and for a guard of honour for him. Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai also reached Kingsway Camp. Singh’s body was taken to Jatikalan village in Haryana for last rites.

Under a scheme for police personnel, armed forces, paramilitary and other officers of uniformed forces killed on duty, the Delhi government announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for Singh’s family.

(with inputs from ENS)

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