Cop thrashed in road rage

Cop thrashed in road rage

Assailants were not aware he was a head constable

In yet another case of road rage in the national capital, a 45-year-old head constable was allegedly thrashed by about 10 men after his vehicle brushed past their tempo at outer Delhi’s Samaypur Badli.

In the course of the fight, the accused also allegedly snatched gold chain of the policeman posted with Crime Branch of Delhi Police. A police officer associated with the probe told Deccan Herald that the incident recorded by a CCTV camera and four persons have been arrested.

The incident took place at about 10 pm on Sunday when the policeman, identified as Mohan Lal, was returning to his home in Sector-18 of Rohini.

Just as he was about to enter the gates of his residential society, his car brushed past a tempo coming from another direction and was carrying about four men.

They emerged from the tempo and picked up a fight with him.

Finding some of them allegedly drunk, Lal blamed them for the minor accident and also admonished them for riding through a residential area in an inebriated state.
“Unaware that he was a policeman, they began attacking Lal with lathis and were soon joined in by some more men. They even snatched his gold chain in the course of the fight,” said the officer.

The fight drew the attention of a security guard of the society who blew his whistle and drew the attention of the residents of the society.

But before the residents could assemble, they had also thrashed the guard, identified as Sanjay.

They escaped before more people could arrive at the scene.

Lal, meanwhile, was admitted to a hospital for treatment. The alleged attackers returned again at about 3 am on Monday, leading to yet another standoff between them and the residents.

“They were unable to collect their tempo during the earlier fight, so they returned to take it back. One person managed to ride the vehicle while others escaped by foot on seeing people gather,” said the officer.

A case was registered at Samaypur Badli police station and police claimed to have arrested four men.

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