ASI killed, 2 policemen injured in attack in Yavatmal
The incident took place in the district's Hivari village, over 670 kilometres from here, in the early hours of Monday, the official added.
ASI Raju Kurmate (50), along with policemen Madhukar Muke (52) and Pramod Fukare (25), had gone to apprehend Vilas Meshram who was wanted in an old case for trespass and causing hurt using dangerous weapons, the official said.
Meshram (35) was not attending hearings in connection with the case and a local court had issued a warrant against him, he said.
On receiving information that the accused was at his residence in Hivari, Kurmate, part of a five-member police team, set out to nab him in the early hours Monday, he added.
"However, Meshram refused to obey the order of the police team to accompany them and attacked them with a heavy piece of wood," the official said.
Kurmate suffered grievous injuries to his head in the attack and was declared dead on arrival by authorities at a rural hospital in nearby Moregaon.
The other two policemen are undergoing treatment for injuries they sustained in Meshram's attack, he said.
"Meshram fled the scene and efforts were on to nab him. A case of murder has been registered against him," the official informed.
(With inputs from agencies.)