A police constable was shot dead here in Uttar Pradesh by unidentified assailants early on Thursday, police said.
The deceased was with the just disbanded Special Operations Group (SOG) and was being investigated for some serious charges.
Constable Ajay Yadav was out on patrol duty when two bike-borne assailants intercepted him in Shamsabad area and pumped bullets into him, the police said.
He was rushed to a nearby medical facility in serious condition where he died during treatment, the official told IANS.
The family members of the deceased have accused a Circle Officer (CO) Ashok Kumar of conspiring to kill Ajay Yadav due to personal animosity.
A senior official said a probe has been ordered into the charges.
Bharatiya Janata Party state executive member Raja Valmiki was also shot dead in Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday in a similar manner.