Mathura: A miscreant was shot dead by police constable when he tried to loot money from two businessmen in Radhika Vihar here, police said today.
The incident took place last evening when the three motorcycle-borne miscreants were trying to loot money from Harish and his father Jhamman Das, who run a confectionery shop, SP city Ashok Kumar Singh said.
As the businessmen resisted the robbery bid and raised voice for help, locals and the police constable reached the spot, he said, adding the miscreants opened fire on the people after which the constable returned fire in which a miscreant got injured.
The miscreant, identified as Ramu, was rushed to district hospital from where he was referred to S N Medical College Agra. He succumbed to his injuries at the Agra hospital, the SP said.
Efforts are on to nab the other accused, he added.