The constable averted a major tragedy when he fearlessly thwarted a possible murder.

Caught on camera Hyd cops brave act saving man from getting shot
news Crime Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 09:17

A man would have been shot dead, if not for the bravery of a Hyderabad policeman on Friday.

A Chakrapani Reddy, a constable from the Kushaiguda Police Station in Hyderabad saved D Tulasi Babu, a vegetable vendor, from being killed by another vegetable vendor with a country made pistol.

The entire episode was caught on camera, where the accused, identified as Uttar Pradesh-native Gajaraj Singh, entered into a brawl.

The accused, who is now arrested, was fighting over space for setting his vegetable stall, the police said.

The fight escalated soon and Gajaraj brandished his weapon, aiming to kill Tulasi.

However, Chakrapani, who was alerted by locals via the 'Emergency-100 Dial' immediately rushed to the spot and fearlessly thwarted Singh’s attempt to shoot Tulasi.

Reddy held Singh’s arm while he was taking aim and with his strength he averted the tragedy. The gun went off in the air, which sent jitters to locals.

The incident took place in EC Nagar of Cherlapally at around 6:30 pm on Friday, police said.

Locals called the police about the fight, and subsequently the Kushaiguda police were alerted. Reddy who was on duty, immediately rushed to the spot and foiled the shooting attempt.

For his act of bravery, Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat appreciated him and rewarded with Rs 10,000.

Speaking with TNM, a humble Reddy says, “It was my duty to stop the crime and I fulfilled it. At that moment it didn’t occur to me that it was a close call. All it meant, was to avert the tragedy.”

After apprehending him, subsequently a team of police searched Singh’s residence and recovered four live rounds of bullets and a machete.

Kushaiguda Inspector, N Venkata Ramana informed that the accused had been sent to the Cherlapally jail.

The accused was booked under illegal arms act, and Sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.

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