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Delhi: Head constable dies after 19-year-old ‘rams patrol van’

Written by Jignasa Sinha
| New Delhi |

Revealed: August 11, 2020 5:37:45 am


The accused, Tushar Gupta (19), a resident of Mannequin City, was discovered to be inebriated, police claimed, citing his medico-legal report. He’s a B.Com pupil finding out in Singapore and got here to Delhi in March.

A 50-year-old Delhi Police head constable died and a constable was injured after a dashing Honda Metropolis rammed their patrolling car close to Delhi College’s Khalsa School within the early hours of Monday. The police patrolling car, a Mahindra Scorpio, toppled a number of instances earlier than touchdown 10-15 ft away.

The accused, Tushar Gupta (19), a resident of Mannequin City, was discovered to be inebriated, police claimed, citing his medico-legal report. He’s a B.Com pupil finding out in Singapore and got here to Delhi in March. On Monday night time, he went to satisfy his buddy, allegedly consumed alcohol and was on his method again to his home when he hit the police car at a visitors sign close to North Campus, police mentioned.

The deceased, head constable Wazir Singh, was answerable for the car and was sitting within the passenger seat, whereas constable Amit (26) was driving.

“The affect was such that the police car skidded 10-15 ft away and landed on its roof. Singh was trapped inside. Amit rescued him and took him to Sushruta Trauma Centre however he died throughout remedy. Amit additionally sustained accidents,” DCP (North) Monika Bhardwaj mentioned.

Senior officers mentioned Singh had been working with Delhi Police for greater than 25 years. He lived together with his mom and spouse in Sonepat. His elder son, Vinay, is a Haryana Police constable and lives in Gurgaon, whereas his youthful son is doing B.Com from Rohtak College.

Singh was transferred to the PCR unit in Could and was just lately appointed because the answerable for Prakhar, a reputation given to police vans meant to curb avenue crimes in Delhi. The 2 personnel could be stationed in North Delhi from eight pm to eight am day by day.

Amit informed The Indian The Press Reporter: “We took a U-turn in the direction of the college space after I noticed the Honda Metropolis. Earlier than we might do something, it rammed into the van from the left. Our car should have toppled four-five instances. I used to be scared and didn’t know what to do. The automotive landed on its roof. We have been injured and couldn’t transfer. Singh sir was trapped in his seat and locals helped me get him out via the window. In addition they pulled me out.”

Vinay, Singh’s son, mentioned, “Round 3.30 am, my buddy referred to as and informed me concerning the accident…By the point I acquired to the hospital, my father had succumbed to accidents. Docs mentioned he died attributable to inner bleeding. We carried out the final rites in the present day in Sonepat.”

A case underneath IPC sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (act endangering life) and 304 II (culpable murder) has been registered in opposition to Tushar. In response to police, he had been staying in Delhi attributable to flight restrictions.

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