Traffic police constable run over by a car, accused arrested

June 17, 2014 9:40 pm

A 26-year-old traffic police constable died when he was run over by a car in Delhi on Saturday night. The incident took place in West Delhi’s Moti Nagar when Manna Ram was posted at Zakhira flyover around 9 PM.

According to the police, an argument broke between Ram and the accused as the former told him to take a different route as one of the carriageways was closed.

In a fit of rage the accused, Raman Kant (26), reversed his car and hit the constable and dragged him for over 150 meters, police said. The constable died at the spot.

The police then chased the car and arrested Kant. He was accompanied by two teenagers who have also been booked for murder. In his defense, the accused said they had lost control of the car.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, “Late Officer Manna Ram was doing his duty, when this car which was speeding at 150 meters knocked him down and took his life.”