A 35-year-old Delhi Police Head Constable, posted at Ambedkar Nagar police station, was shot dead at his residence in Jaitpur by unknown assailants on Tuesday night.
"The deceased, Ram Avtar Meena, left for his residence after finishing his duty on Tuesday at 8 pm. He was going to buy flour from near his house on his bike around 11. 30 pm when he was attacked by unknown assailants," said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), south east district.
"Hearing gunshots a neighbour raised an alarm. Neighbours rushed Avtar to hospital from there the police team took the victim to Apollo Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Doctors have said there was a bullet wound in the right side of Avtar's abdomen," said the DCP.
"A case under section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 27 Arms act has been registered at police station Jaitpur. We are investigating the case with all possible angles including personal enmity. The place of crime has been inspected by crime team and FSL team as well. Intelligence is being gathered and budding criminals and ruffians are being questioned," said the DCP.
Avtar was native of Rajasthan and is survived by his wife and children who also used to live with him in Delhi. He had joined the Delhi Police in 2003 as a constable. "The post mortem of deceased was got conducted at AIIMS Hospital and body has been handed over to his family members," said the DCP.