A senior police officer from Gurdaspur and two others were allegedly abducted at gunpoint by five men in army uniform on Thursday night on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Punjab, said reports.
SP Salwinder Singh was reportedly on the way to Pathankot along with his friend and driver when the attackers stopped them.
While four of them started beating them up after getting into the car, the fifth person drove the car towards Pathankot, Singh was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times. Later, Singh and his friend were thrown out of the vehicle at different points.
The assailants slit the throat of driver Rajesh Kumar, who was thrown out near Damtal hills after he pretended to be dead. He was admitted to a private hospital in Pathankot and the police will reportedly take more statements from him after he recovers.
The body of a man identified as Ekagar Singh from Phulpur village was also found near Kathlore bridge, 15km away from the India-Pakistan border.
The attackers are said to have killed the man and took his Innova car before attacking the police officer. The vehicle was also recovered about 2km from the Kathlore bridge.
Security has been beefed up in the Pathankot and Gurdaspur districts following Singh's claim that the men were in Army uniform, the HT report said. In July 2015, men wearing Army outfits had fired at a bus and a police station in the area that resulted in the death of six people, including a senior police officer.
Intelligence Bureau officials are interrogating Singh in connection with the incident.