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Security needs more teeth as city policemen fall victim to crime

The murder of a Delhi Police constable has highlighted how even men in khaki are unsafe in the Capital.

delhi Updated: Sep 30, 2011 01:04 IST
Karn Pratap Singh

The murder of a Delhi Police constable has highlighted how even men in khaki are unsafe in the Capital.

To some extent, this also highlights the lawlessness prevailing in the city.

This year alone, the city has witnessed seven incidents in which police personnel were either killed or manhandled by criminals or the public. Statistics reveal that the men in uniform were attacked for doing their job almost every week in January this year.

The most gruesome of the vitriolic attacks this year, however, was the brutal murder of head constable Kailash Chander, who was stabbed 27 times all over his body by a gang of four petty criminals, before his body was discovered in a pool of blood at a park in Dwarka on May 5.

The only mistake Chander made was to become over-confident about the power of his uniform and holstered weapon. He paid with his life for preventing criminals from drinking liquor in the park.

On September 28, Nihendra Singh, a 47-year-head constable was killed while his colleague, constable Ankit Singh Tomar, suffered critical injuries after they were mowed down by a speeding Tavera.