Published On: Thu, Dec 24th, 2015

Assailants open fire inside Karkardooma court, one cop killed

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A Delhi courtroom plunged into panic Wednesday after two “contract killers”, suspected to be minors, fired 10 times in about 25 seconds, killing a police head constable and injuring an undertrial, said police sources.

As the two let loose the volley of bullets inside courtroom 73 at Karkardooma District Court at about 11.10am, two of their accomplices, also suspected to be minors, waited outside, the sources added.

The “contract killers” were targeting “high risk undertrial” and gangster Irfan alias Cheena Pehalwan, said sources. Head constable Ram Kunwar Meena of Delhi Armed Police 3rd Battalion, who was escorting Irfan, was hit by four bullets, said the police.

“Head constable Meena was hit on his head, chest and leg, while Irfan was struck by two bullets. Both were rushed to nearby Hedgewar Hospital, where Meena was declared brought dead. His body was shifted to Subzi Mandi mortuary for post-mortem,” said DCP East Bhairon Singh Gurjar.

An eyewitness said, “Four young men started firing and the police constable got hurt. Everybody started running away. A mauser and a desi handgun were lying outside.”

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