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Outer Delhi Head constable was checking all cars after a murder was reported in area.
A 47-year-old head constable was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Outer Delhi's Jaunti Kannoda check-post early on Monday morning. Ram Kishan, posted at the Kanjhawala police station, had flagged down a Honda City for routine checking before he was killed.
According to police, Kishan, who was awarded the Asadharan Karya Puraskar in 2003, was on picket duty from 8 pm to 8 am at the Jaunti Kannoda toll plaza.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) B S Jaiswal said, "Constable G K Siddaia was on picket duty with Kishan. Night checking officer Sub Inspector Khazan and Head Constable Bijender were present at the time of the incident."
Sunil Sharma, toll supervisor, said, "Two of our employees were present at the time of the incident. They were at the counter."
Sources said around 12.30 am, policemen were told to be alert after a murder was reported from Ranikhera. All police personnel were asked to intensify checking.
Police said at 2.25 am, Kishan stopped a white Honda City, which was playing loud music.
It was coming from the Jaunti village side. After taking a look at the passengers, Kishan asked the man on the front seat to step out of the car.
The man took out his pistol, which Kishan managed to snatch. At this point, police said, the driver tried to escape by reversing the vehicle.
Kishan held on its window, but they shot at him and escaped. Police said the head constable was shot in his leg, stomach and shoulder. Sources said bullets were fired from two weapons.
Sharma said, "The employees on night duty said the driver reversed the car about 250 metres before accidentally driving it into the field next to the road. The occupants had the time to push it back on the road."