Cop tries to end fight, stabbed, lands in ICU; accused caught after gunfight

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Cop tries to end fight, stabbed, lands in ICU; accused caught after gunfight

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A Delhi Police head constable was stabbed twice by an accused while he was responding to a PCR call regarding a quarrel between an auto-rickshaw driver and some men in southwest Delhi's Chhawla area.

The incident took place on Sunday evening when Assistant Sub-Inspector Sunil and head constable Rinku were on patrolling duty in the Qutub Vihar area, and got a call at 8.35 pm about a fight in the area.

He was rushed to a hospital where his condition is said to be stable. Three people were nabbed in connection with the incident soon after.

According to the police, Assistant Sub-Inspector Sunil and Head Constable Rinku were on beat patrol duty in Qutub Vihar area on Sunday evening when they got a police control room (PCR) call regarding a quarrel and assault in the vicinity. 

They rushed to the spot and found a few people quarrelling with an autorickshaw driver. Intervening in the scuffle, Rinku caught one of the accused, Sunny, but the latter stabbed him and fled the spot. The officer was shifted to a hospital.

“His condition is stable and he is undergoing treatment for a deep stab injury,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Harsha Vardhan.

He is currently in the ICU, police said, adding that senior officers have visited him and are ensuring the best possible medical care.

A case under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intension) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Chhawla police station, they said.

After the incident, the police launched a manhunt for Sunny and his accomplices and got a tip off that he was at a house on Bhai-Bhai Road in Qutub Vihar. When police raided the house around 2.30 am, they were fired at by Sunny. Police also fired three rounds, hitting him in his legs.Sunny was arrested and taken to a hospital where he is under treatment, Vardhan said.

In all, police nabbed three people from the house and seized a country-made pistol, three live cartridges, and a knife from them. A hunt is on to nab other people involved in the incident, police said. 

Earlier on January 8, Delhi Police's assistant sub-inspector Shambhu Dayal (57), a native of Sikar district in Rajasthan, died days after being stabbed multiple times by a man he nabbed for allegedly snatching a mobile phone. Dayal is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.

Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora paid homage to Dayal in the office complex of DCP west in Janakpuri and consoled the bereaved family.  Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda and other senior officials also paid homage to Dayal.

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