A slain cop’s quick thinking led the Haryana Police to his killers.
How? Because he managed to write down the criminal’s car number on his hand before dying.
Two policemen were found murdered while on night patrol duty in Haryana’s Sonipat district last week. Special Police Officer (SPO) Kaptan Singh and Constable Ravinder were found dead on the Gohana-Jind road near Butana in Sonipat district in the early hours of June 30.
The two policemen were attacked when they questioned a group of people drinking alcohol in a car at a public place in Sonipat district’s Butana area during night curfew hours.
After the shootout, a manhunt was launched to nab the accused. Now six accused have been identified and arrested.
And they were traced because one of the deceased policemen had managed to note down their car number on his hand.
Revealing the details of the case, SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said the accused had started from Jind on June 29 evening after purchasing liquor and food. They stopped their car near a park in Butana in Sonipat.
The two policemen, who were on a motorcycle, were passing through the area. They stopped and started questioning the accused.
Upon seeing the violators, Ravinder Singh wrote down their car number, in case the accused tried to flee the spot.
However, the mob attacked the policemen with sharp weapons like knives. After a long battle, the two officers succumbed to their injuries on the spot.
SP Randhawa added that the clue was noticed on Constable Ravinder Singh’s hand during the post-mortem.
The car number was traced and it was found that the vehicle was owned by a Jind resident Gurmit. After conducting an investigation, it was revealed that he had sold the car to the main accused Sandeep.
After this, the Haryana Police set out to catch Sandeep on the same day and took him into custody.
He confessed to the police and gave whereabouts about the other accused Vikas and Amit.
Hours later, a police team that had gone to Jind district to nab the duo was attacked, resulting in injuries to four cops.
Amit was killed in the ensuing encounter.
The police identified six accused of which Sandeep and two women were previously arrested. Two more accused were arrested on July 7.