Cop crushed by speeding car, driver caught

Cop crushed by speeding car, driver caught

Cop crushed by speeding car, driver caught

A Delhi Police head constable riding a two-wheeler was crushed by a speeding car allegedly driven by a teenager in northeast Delhi’s Welcome area, the police said.

In another incident, three policemen were injured in exchange of fire with robbers in Rohini Sector 24 on Sunday. Two criminals were arrested, the police said.

In the northeast Delhi accident, Naresh Pal Malik, 54, who was working in the Special Branch, was hit by the rashly driven car near Metro Station in Welcome area around 8 am on Sunday, the police said.

The accident took place near a T-point on the GT Road. The driver of the car was overpowered by onlookers and handed over to police, said a police official.

The car driver, whose claim of being a juvenile is being verified by the police, tried to flee from the spot but was chased by onlookers who were alerted by the loud sound created by the collision.

The police said the driver was asked to present his driving licence but he failed to do so. The driver is a resident of Chandni Chowk and his family was informed soon after the incident.
The head constable died on way to hospital as he bled due to the head injuries.

Pal lived in Surya Vihar in Ghaziabad and joined the Delhi Police in 1982. At present, he was posted in the Police Bhawan at Turkman Gate and involved in activities related to checking antecedents and movements of visiting Pakistanis.

In the Rohini incident, gangster Sudhir and his associate Abhey were arrested after they hit a police vehicle and opened fire in an attempt to escape, the police said. A car and pistol were recovered from the culprits, the police said.

An official said they laid a trap to arrest the gangsters after they received a tip off that they would try to rob property dealer Mahender in Rohini Sector 24.

“When they were flagged to slow down, the accused hit a police vehicle and started firing,’’ police said.

Earlier, a another constable was killed by robbers in west Delhi’s Shahabad Dairy area on Friday night, the police said.

At the time of the incident, Constable Anand Singh was chasing three robbers who had  robbed a woman street vendor in Sector 5 Bawana industrial area on Friday night.

The police are yet to arrest  the bike-borne assailants, who allegedly used their helmets, to bludgeon the constable who was hit by a bullet in the chest.

The AAP government announced Rs 1 crore compensation for  Singh's family as per its policy, which states personnel of police, armed forces, paramilitary and other uniformed forces, who are citizen of the national capital, killed on duty will be given this compensation by the city administration.

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