They stabbed Jagadish several times in the chest and stomach and got away with his service pistol

 On-duty Bengaluru-cop stabbed to death by two habitual criminalsImage: Sub-Inspector Jagadish screengrab from News9
news Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 11:31

In a grievous incident, a 34-year-old sub-inspector of Doddaballapur town police station was stabbed to death on Friday by two habitual offenders in order to evade arrest.

Police have been on lookout for these criminals, who habitually committed burglaries, robberies and vehicle thefts, for over a month now.

According the Times of India report, Harish Babu alias Krishanappa (45) and his son ‘Gonne’ Madhu (21), who are natives of Shimogga , hacked sub-inspector S Jagadish in the afternoon, while he was trying to nab the duo in Nelamangala town, which is around 30 km from Bengaluru.

A 35-year-old constable Venkateshmurthy, who came to Jagdish’s rescue, was also injured. They stabbed Jagadish several times in the chest and stomach and got away with his service pistol.

The newspaper reported that Jagadish, along with his a five-member police team found the criminals in Turbo-Honda, a two-wheeler showroom, on Nelamangala main road, where they had come to get their vehicle registered. Jagadish and constable Venkatesh, 32, went in, while three men were standing some little away from the showroom. When the son realised it was Jagadish in plain clothes sitting in the showroom, he alerted his father and the two sped.

The newspaper quoted Alok Mohan, ADGP , law and order saying, “We suspect that when he was close to catching them, Jagadish slipped and fell into a drain. The thieves returned and stabbed him multiple times. Venkatesh, who caught up with the attackers, was also stabbed in the back.”

Thirty-four-year-old inspector is survived by his wife Ramya, two daughters one three years old and another six months old.

TOI quoted DG & IGP Om Prakash saying, “He didn't open fire though the men were armed. He wanted to catch them alive. This was an act of bravery by our officer, and he will be recommended for a gallantry award. We are requesting the government to have a provision where till the year of his retirement, his salary be paid to his family, and the cost of his children's education will be borne by the department. Apart from that, Rs 50 lakh will be paid to his family.”

This is an aggregated report from Times of India.

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