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Constable chases miscreants, gets shot dead; 2 held

PTI | Chhattarpur (MP) |

Two armed men allegedly shot dead a police constable when he chased them, a police official said today.

Constable Balmukund Prajapati (38) last night went to an area under Kotwali police station limits on getting a tip-off that two armed persons were roaming there, Deputy Inspector General of Police K C Jain told PTI.

Prajapati, on spotting one of the miscreants in Parwari Mohalla area, chased him. However, the two fired at him and fled, the DIG said.

The constable’s body was found this morning, he said.

Later, the police on the basis of leads, arrested the two miscreants. The police were trying to ascertain if they had any criminal record, the DIG said, adding that a probe was on into the incident.