A police sub-inspector probing a madrassa scam was shot dead in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday.
Sukhbeer was posted in Baghpat district and was on his way to Meerut for probing the scam when he was ambushed and shot at point blank range on Thursday, police and other sources said.
The incident happened on the Modinagar road. Locals and passers-by rushed Sukhbeer to a medical facility where he was pronounced dead. His revolver was missing, an official said.
Sukhbeer is the second sub-inspector to be shot dead in Uttar Pradesh in the past 48 hours.
The scam relates to about 118 madrassas in the state which exist only only on paper but have been getting government grants.