Speeding truck crushes Delhi Police officer to death

Speeding truck crushes Delhi Police officer to death

A 55-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector was crushed to death by a speeding truck in the capital's Alipur area, police said Friday.

Hazarilal, who was posted at west Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy police station, was going on his motorbike to Narela when he was hit by the truck from behind at around 10 p.m. in Alipur Thursday. He was on duty when the accident occurred.

As soon as Hazarilal stopped his motorbike at a red light he was hit and run over by the speeding truck coming from behind, police said.

The truck was chased by a police van and the truck driver was arrested. The driver, identified as Rajat Kumar, 19, was heading towards Himachal Pradesh from Delhi.

"The truck driver was arrested and the vehicle impounded a few minutes after the incident," Deputy Commissioner of Police N. Gnana Sambandan told IANS.

Hazarilal, who was inducted in the Delhi Police in 1977, is from Haryana's Sonepat town. His family resides in his native village but he lived in the residential quarters of the Bhalswa Dairy police station.

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