Delhi: Man rams car into police picket, kills constable
A 42-year-old man allegedly rammed his car into a police picket killing a constable in southwest Delhi's Vasant Vihar area on Saturday, officials said. The accident took place around 4 am at Al-Kauser picket when the accused, Samit Yadav, dozed off while he was returning from a hospital after attending to his COVID-19 positive wife. The deceased constable was identified as Munshi Lal, 57.
The victim was dragged for over 40 meters by car
"The offending vehicle, Honda CRV, rammed into the picket tent that was erected for staff to ensure lockdown and dragged Lal for 30 to 40 meters," Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Ingit Pratap Singh described what had transpired at the location of the accident. The constable was rushed to AIIMS trauma center where he died during the course of treatment, he added.
The accused was coming from hospital after visiting his wife
Yadav, a resident of Munirka, who works in the IT sector, was apprehended from the spot of the accident, the police said. During the inquiry, he told the Delhi police that he fell asleep while returning from Max Hospital, Gurgaon, where he was attending to his wife who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 there, the DCP said.
The accused has been taken into custody
Yadav was taken to Vasant Vihar police station and given a PPE kit and isolated in police station premises. His medical test will be conducted soon, police said, adding a case has been registered under relevant sections of law and investigation is underway. Lal, an ex-serviceman, was posted in Vasant Vihar police station on August 28, 2020, police said.