Sambhal: A 45-year-old home guard was shot dead allegedly by an unidentified assailant in Rasoolpur village near here, police said on Monday.
After getting to know that a group of miscreants were being held by the locals here last night, home guard Amar Singh immediately rushed to the scene, ASP VK Misra said.
Singh caught one of the miscreants and wanted to hand him over to the police, when the accused fired at him in a fit of panic. The unknown assailant later fled from the spot.
The guard's body has been sent for postmortem, he added.
A case has been registered and efforts are on to nab the culprits, he said.