A head constable was reportedly attacked in Nand Nagri area of northeast Delhi while he was on patrol in the early hours on Friday. The attackers even gouged his left eye. He slipped into coma after being beaten.
In another incident, a 44-year-old policeman was found murdered in a vacant plot in Nangloi, west Delhi, on Friday afternoon.
The first incident was reported around 12.30 am. Head Constable Omkar Singh (45) was patrolling Block-B of Nand Nagri on his motorcycle.
Police said the victim had left the police station with another colleague for beat patrol on separate motorcycles.
“We got a call around 12.30 am on Friday that Singh had been attacked. The attackers had reportedly beaten him with baseball bats and sharp-edged weapons,” said a senior police officer.
Singh’s head bore injury marks and his left eye was gouged. “All his personal belongings, except his service revolver, were found on him. So far, we have not found the attackers and are questioning the local criminals in the area,” said the officer. His motorcycle was found close by. The incident took place near an eatery in Block B, Nand Nagri.
Singh was shifted to AIIMS Trauma Centre later in the day where his condition deteriorated. He was posted with Nand Nagri Police Station for the last two years.
The other incident was reported from Nangloi where the highly decomposed body of a policeman was found in a vacant plot.The policeman, identified as Ashok Kumar, was posted as a driver at district lines in southwest Delhi. He was missing since March 4.
A resident of Bahadurgarh in Haryana, Kumar is survived by three children and wife.
The body was detected by a passerby who informed the police around 11.30 am on Friday. Police said there were no apparent marks of injury on his body. Investigation is on.