Two alleged auto-lifters who murdered an Uttar Pradesh Police constable when he tried to prevent them from stealing a vehicle in neighbouring Sahibabad a few days ago have been arrested at Neb Sarai in South Delhi. The police claim to have seized from them a semi-automatic pistol and a stolen motorcycle.

The accused were identified as Amir (21), a resident of Nangnagri, and Khem Chand (24), a resident of Shahdara. During interrogation, the two purportedly disclosed that they had stabbed a constable, Jitendra Singh (32), to death when he attempted to thwart a vehicle theft by them on October 23.