: Malappuram (Kerala) Sep 12 (IANS) A 53-year-old police sub-inspector of the Kalikavu police station was shot dead by an accused here Sunday when the former went to arrest him.

Police said Vijayakrishnan and five policemen reached home of accused Mujib to arrest him in a molestation case.

Mujib had an argument with the police team and fired at Vijayakrishnan twice and escaped.

The bullets hit Vijayakrishnan on his chest and neck. He was rushed to a nearby government hospital but he succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital.

Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has asked state police chief Jacob Punnoose to visit the area.

"This is a serious crime and these things had not taken place in our state. All steps would be taken to arrest the killer. Police have launched a massive hunt. The government will provide all help to Vijayakrishnans family," said Balakrishnan.

Additional Director General of Police Mahesh Kumar Singla said that police would know about the gun used by Mujib from the autopsy report.

Vijayakrishnan had come to his home district recently after serving in other places.


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