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Delhi shocker: Mobile snatcher stabs cop multiple times; dies

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 January 2023, 16:06 IST
Mobile snatcher stabs Delhi cop.

A shocking incident reported from the national capital, an assistant sub-inspector of the Delhi Police lost his life on Sunday, days after being stabbed multiple times by a man he nabbed for allegedly snatching a mobile phone, officials said on Sunday.

The cop, identified as ASI Shambhu Dayal, aged 57, a native of Rajasthan’s Sikar district, is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters, they said.

On Wednesday, a woman resident of a shanty in Mayapuri phase one complained to police that a person snatched her husband's mobile phone and also threatened them. ASI Dayal reached the spot where the complainant identified the accused, police said.

The accused, identified as Anish, was arrested and on the way to the police station he took out a knife from underneath his shirt and stabbed Dayal on his neck, chest, stomach and back, a police official said.

A staff from the Mayapuri police station rushed to the spot and overpowered the Anish. He was later arrested while ASI Dayal was taken to a hospital, the official said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Ghanshyam Bansal said ASI Dayal did not let the accused run away. He fought for his life for four days but succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, the officer said.

Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora paid homage to Dayal in the office complex of DCP west in Janakpuri and consoled the bereaved family. Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda and other senior officials also paid homage to Dayal.

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First published: 9 January 2023, 16:06 IST