Madhya Pradesh cop goes to arrest criminal, beaten to death by accused, kin

The deceased was identified as assistant sub inspector Devchandra Nagle, police said, adding that eight accused, including three women, were arrested for the assault.

bhopal Updated: Jul 25, 2018 17:33 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Chhindwara (MP)
policeman killed,police raid,attack on police
The attack took place when the policemen went to catch Jouhar Singh (30), against whom a permanent arrest warrant had been issued in connection with an assault case, police said.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

A 40-year-old policeman was killed and another injured in an attack by an absconding accused and his relatives in Jamunia Jeth village in Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh early on Wednesday, police said.

The attack took place when the policemen went to catch Jouhar Singh (30), against whom a permanent arrest warrant had been issued in connection with an assault case, police said.

The deceased was identified as assistant sub inspector (ASI) Devchandra Nagle, police said, adding that eight accused, including Singh and three women, were arrested for the assault.

“The incident took place around 6am when Nagle and some other policemen went to catch Jouhar Singh, an absconding accused against whom a permanent arrest warrant had been issued in an assault case. The policemen approached his house following a tip-off,” a police official said.

“As soon as the police team spotted the accused in his house and tried to catch him, the latter, along with his relatives and others, including women, attacked them with sticks and axe. Nagle suffered critical injuries in the incident, which also left another policeman injured,” additional superintendent of police (ASP) Neeraj Soni said.

Nagle died on the spot, while the injured policeman was later taken to the district hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment, he said. Police have so far arrested eight of the 11 attackers and a search was launched to nab the remaining three accused.

Soni said the deceased ASI will be given a guard of honour for his bravery.

First Published: Jul 25, 2018 17:28 IST