A head constable posted with Tohana police in Fatehabad district succumbed to bullet injuries at a hospital in Hisar on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Dharam Pal, 33, of Tohana town.
The deceased's wife, Sudesh, told the media that that his husband returned from duty at 11.30 pm on Tuesday. After an hour, two youths - one identified as taxi driver Anand Kumar and his accomplice, who remains unidentified - rang the door bell of their house. As Pal opened the door, the youths shot him and fled on a motocycle.
The injured policeman was taken to a government hospital in Tohana, where doctors referred him to Hisar hospital. He succumbed to his wounds on Wednesday morning.
The police have recovered the cartridges of 315 bore from the crime spot. Station house officer (SHO) Subhash Bishnoi said Kumar had a grudge against Pal for spoiling his relationship with his wife Punam who was earlier posted as a constable in Tohana. She has now been transferred to Fatehabad. A case of divorce between Kumar and Punam is pending in court.
Pal had served the Tohana police for six years. He is survived by his wife, two sons and as many daughters.
Fatehabad deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Jagdish said a case of murder had been registered the accused and police had started conducting raids to nab them.