New Delhi, Sep 28: A 27-year-old car thief was shot dead during a gunfight with police held in early hours on Wednesday.
The incident took place around 4 a.m. in Kanjhawla area on the bordering of Delhi when few assailants were trying to fled after stealing a Honda Mobilio car from Uttam Nagar in west Delhi.
Reportedly, the Kanjhawala police station received a tip off about the robbery, and a team went to spot and intercepted the car but the robbers soon started firing at the police team.
“Police in order to defend themselves had to resort to retaliatory firing on them. During the encounter, one of the thieves was shot while others managed to escape from the spot,” said a senior police officer.
Police said that staff of the nearby Savitri hospital subsequently informed them that a person with bullet injuries was found outside. A team reached the spot and identified him as Abhishek. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, officer said.