Ghaziabad: In the latest incident showing Deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, a police constable was shot down by a group of unknown persons inside a police post after he refused to give them water for consuming alcohol.
The incident took place at around 7.30 pm on Wednesday at Banthla police post. The deceased cop, identified as Suresh Yadav from Etah district in the state, was alone inside the police post.
According to report in the Hindustan Times, Suresh Yadav was gunned down by a country-made pistol after resisted the entry of assailants inside the police post.
“Around 2-3 heavily drunk men arrived at the post and asked the constable for water with which they wanted to consume liquor. The constable denied them water and entry inside the police post. He told the men to clear out from the police post. This led to a heated exchange of words, during which one the men whipped out a country made gun and fired a shot at the policeman from close range,” said a police spokesperson.
Yadav suffered serious bullet injuries in his chest and died on the spot. Initial reports suggest that the attackers were part of a a wedding party in a nearby village - Mandla.
Following the incident, a police team detained and searched all the guests at the wedding ceremony but failed to make any breakthrough.