'Pushed by cop', senior citizen dies

Constable suspended, case registered against him

A 66-year-old man died after he was allegedly pushed by a constable outside a police booth in Delhi Cantonment area of south-west Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

The incident occurred late on Tuesday night. The deceased has been identified as Anil Kumar Arora of Geeta Colony.

Anil had tried to intervene in a minor scuffle that started between his son Mohit Arora and constable Vikram Singh -- posted at the Delhi Cantonment police station.

“Vikram allegedly pushed Anil when he was trying to resolve the dispute, following which he collapsed. Anil was taken to Safdarjung Hospital where he was declared brought dead,” police said.

Anil and Mohit were coming from the Dhaula Kuan side at night when they halted at a police booth in Dhaula Kuan. Mohit had asked for water from a constable posted there, but instead it led to a scuffle with Vikram.

Seeing the scuffle, Anil, who was sitting in the car, came out to sort out the matter.
However, he was pushed by Vikram. He fell down and became unconscious. He was rushed to hospital, but died before treatment.

Actions against cop
Anil Ojha, deputy commissioner of police (south-west), said as soon as the incident was brought to notice, a case under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against constable Vikram.

Constable suspended
“Vikram has also been placed under suspension. For further investigation, the case has been transferred to the crime branch of the Delhi police,” Ojha added.

Sandeep Goel, joint commissioner of police (crime), said the actual cause of death will be ascertained only after they receive the post-mortem report.

Preliminary examination shows that there were no external injuries on the body of the deceased.

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