A 49-year-old head constable was shot dead by unidentified assailants in a car while he was checking vehicles on the outskirts of New Delhi early on Monday morning, police said.
Head constable Ramkishan, a resident of Nangloi, managed to snatch one pistol from the attackers but they fired at him with another, a senior police official said of the the incident took place at Jonty border in Kanjhawla at around 2:10 am.
"A police team was conducting picket checking at the border. Ramkishan had stopped a car for checking. There were four persons inside the car. After frisking the two passengers in the rear seat, when he moved towards the driver side, the person sitting next to the driver fired at him," the official said.
He was rushed to Braham Shakti Hospital where he was declared brought dead, the official said.