Delhi Police cop was shot by friend

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 07, 2013 15:50 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) A 23-year-old Delhi Police constable was shot and assaulted by his childhood friend after an argument over a petty issue, police said Thursday.

Harkesh, posted as a constable at Delhi's Shalimar Bagh police station, was shot at by his friend at a restaurant in south Delhi's Baba Haridas Nagar area where they had gone for a dinner Wednesday night.

"The accused first hit the victim with a blunt object on his head and later shot a bullet in his leg," Additional Commissioner of Police Anil Kumar Ojha told IANS.

Before the victim could make a call to his colleagues, the attacker fled in a Santro car.

Harkesh was taken to a nearby hospital where his condition is stated to be out of danger.

A case regarding the incident has been registered against the accused, whose name was not revealed by Ojha.

The officer said that a hunt is on to nab the alleged attacker.

Both the cop and his friend live in Najafgarh's Gopal Nagar area.

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