"Anand was chasing three unidentified miscreants who had snatched the bag from a woman in Sector 5 industrial area around 9.30 PM, when he was shot at," said DCP (Outer) Vikramjeet Singh.
The constable, who was posted at sector five police chowki in Bawana, spotted the snatchers near Samosa Chowk in the area and chased them following which they fired at him, police said.
Anand sustained bullet injury on the chest. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead, they said.
The incident occurred hours after Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar, during a crime review meeting, instructed senior officials to curb street crimes in the national capital.
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