Chennai police inspector Shot Dead In Rajasthan
A police inspector from Chennai, who was investigating a recent gold heist in Tamil Nadu, was shot dead by a suspected robber in Rajasthan early this morning.
He was chasing the gang involved in the robbery when he was shot at by his own service revolver in the state’s Pali district, police said.
Police sources say that 48-year-old Periyapandi, who was posted at the Maduravoyal police station in Chennai, was part of a special team constituted to solve the robbery case in which the suspects drilled a hole in the ceiling of a jewellery shop in Kolathur area and escaped with 3.5 kg gold last month.
The police got information that the suspects were hiding in a deserted brick kiln. A team of seven officers then headed for Pali’s Jaitaran, where they managed to catch hold of one of the alleged robbers.
When the accused was being taken out of the compound, he snatched Periyapandi’s service revolver and opened fire. The inspector died on the spot while others suffered serious injuries. They were rushed to a nearby hospital.