Cop dies after health marathon

Cop dies after health marathon

Fitness freak Rajasthan DGP Meena flagged off the six-kilometre run

A constable died after running a six-kilometre run organised by Rajasthan police here on Saturday.

Bhawani Singh Shekhawatcomplained of fatigue after the completion of the run and was rushed to SMS hospital,  where he was declared dead by the doctors.

According to sources, Shekhawat, attached to the Rajasthan Armed Constabulary’s fourth battalion, suffered a heart attack. His relatives alleged that he died due to the exertion of the run.

 Rajasthan police had organised the ‘run for health’ marathon at the initiative of DGP H C Meena to create team spirit and health awareness in the state police force, and to improve their efficiency and overall fitness.

The run begun from Ram Niwas Bagh near Albert Hall at 6:45 am and ended at the reserve police lines near Jal Mahal. Most participants finished the six km walk-and-run in 40 minutes, said a police official.

"Objective of the event was to create health awareness among policemen and civilians. Such activities help in reducing stress level and improves mental and physical health. We are planning to organise such activities on different occasions," said Meena, while flagging off the run. Jaipur police commissioner B L Soni also took part in the run along with about 1,000 jawans.

Meena, a fitness freak was in the news recently for finishing a 10-km run in 47 minutes. He had recently changed the fitness test rules for new recruits.

Fitness rule
According to the new fitness rules, all recruits must be able to run 10 kms in an hour. Many fainted during the test conducted in the peak summer months.

Meena who faced criticism, had to run 10 kms on two occasions to prove his point. However today's unfortunate incident has come as a rude shock to his agenda to refrom the police force.

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