Cop killed after being hit by vehicle on foggy morning

An unidentified vehicle hit a Delhi Police constable here on a foggy and cold Sunday morning, leading to his death.

It was said that the deceased policemen, Virender, deployed to guard the route Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was to take for the airport on his return to Japan, was patrolling the Dhaula Kuan-Gurgaon route on his motorcycle.

It was then when his two-wheeler was hit by a vehicle from behind, police sources said, adding the policeman was crushed under the rear tyres of the vehicle after falling down. The accident took around 7 am, when the visibility was poor because of dense fog.

The vehicle fled from the spot immediately after the incident.  A passer-by noticed Virender, who was posted at Palam Village police station, lying in a pool of blood and made a call to the police control room. The PCR team along with local staff, rushed to the spot and took him to the nearby R R Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Virender was later identified and a hit-and-run case was registered at Delhi Cantt police station in South-West Delhi and an investigation is underway to trace the vehicle.

A native of Rajasthan, Virender had joined the police force on 2010. His last rites will be performed at his native place. Senior officers will pay tributes to him at the Palam Village police station. Sunday was recorded as Delhi’s coldest day with the minimum temperature plummeting to 6.8 degree Celsius, two degrees below the average. The maximum temperature was also recorded at the lowest this season at 21 degrees.

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