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MALAPPURAM: A police sub-inspector who went to the house of an accused to serve him an arrest warrant was shot dead at Chokkad, near Nilambur, on Sunday. Vijaya Krishnan, 53, Grade Sub-Inspector of the Kalikavu police station, was shot on the chest with a country-made rifle. He died on the way to hospital.
Arangodan Mujeeb Rahman, accused in a marriage fraud case, escaped into the forests after shooting the sub-inspector. Rahman reportedly fired four rounds at a police team that came to his house near Girijan Colony at Chokkad with the warrant issued by the Family Court.
The police team reached his house with the warrant at 12.45 p.m. after he refused to respond to the calls from the police station.
Rahman shot at the police team from the first floor of his house. Vijaya Krishnan was felled by the first shot. The accused ran away and escaped into the forests.
Senior police officers including Additional Director-General of Police Mahesh Kumar Singla and Inspector-General B.S. Mohammed Yasin visited the spot. Vijaya Krishnan belonged to Ambalapadi, Wandoor. His body was shifted to the Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, for post-mortem examination.
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