"The eight-member police team had gone to arrest Pusa last evening near Silaria village but members of his tribe attacked it, prompting the personnel to fire in the air," SP, Nagaur, Paris Deshmukh told PTI today.
Despite police firing in the air, the mob beat up the policemen with sticks. The personnel then opened fire in self-defence, which led to Pusa's death.
Circle Officer Dinesh Singh said Pusa, who was wanted in a case of animal poaching, suffered bullet injuries on the thigh and died of excessive bleeding.
He belonged to the Banbaagri tribe, which is notorious for poaching of wild animals.
"We have registered a case against some persons for attacking police and two of them were detained today," Officer Singh said.
He said a separate case would be registered over the killing of the man if his family files a complaint.