A Delhi Police head constable was stabbed by a man while he was responding to a PCR call regarding a quarrel in Chhawla area of Dwarka district in the city.
The head constable Rinku was stabbed twice by the assailant. He was rushed to a hospital and is currently in the ICU and his vitals are stable.
Rinku joined the Delhi Police as a constable in 2000 and hails from Dausa in Rajasthan.
The Dwarka district police have arrested three persons in the case.
The officials said ASI Sunil and head constable Rinku were on beat patrol duty in Qutub Vihar area on January 22 evening when they got a PCR call regarding a quarrel and assault in the vicinity. They rushed to the spot and found a few people quarrelling with an autorickshaw driver.
Rinku caught one of the accused, Sunny, but the latter allegedly stabbed him and fled the spot.
DCP (Dwarka) M Harshvardhan stated that as soon as the incident was reported they formed Special teams to track down the accused. He was traced to a house in Qutub Vihar from where he was arrested.
While arresting him, police had to resort to firing. During an exchange of fire, two bullets hit Sunny in the legs and he was overpowered.
The police have booked him under IPC section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty) and other related sections.
Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora alongwith other senior officers visited Rinku in the hospital.
CP Sanjay Arora tweeted saying, “Visited H.C. Rinku of P.S. Chhawla was stabbed twice by miscreants when he tried to intervene in a quarrel last night. Rinku’s condition is stable & we are ensuring best possible medical care. Quick response by P.S. Chhawla team in nabbing the three accused is commendable.”