A 50-year-old Delhi Police head constable was pulled out of his car and assaulted by with sticks and iron rods allegedly by a family after he told them to drive carefully. The policeman, Gangadhar Kurup, suffered severe injuries to his head and collapsed on the road. The accused managed to escape and haven’t been arrested yet.
The incident took place in Tilak Nagar area Friday night. Police said HC Gangadhar gave his statement later as he was undergoing treatment.
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According to the head constable, he was returning home around 11 pm on Friday when a speeding Swift car drove too close to his vehicle. It later took a sudden turn and hit the front side of his car. He said he only stopped his car and issued a warning to the driver and his family.
“I tried to explain to them that they were driving rashly. I went back to my car and was heading home when they again started speeding. They overtook my car and blocked the way. Two men got out and shouted that they would teach me a lesson. Sensing the seriousness of the situation, I didn’t step out. They picked up bricks and threw them on the windshield and broke the windows of my car,” alleged the head constable.
He also said a woman also stepped out of their car and joined the men.
“They pulled me out of the car. They saw me and told each other that I was a policeman. They started kicking me and hitting me. The woman attacked me with a brick. I tried pushing those men but the woman threatened that she would get me removed from service. In the meantime, one of the men held me while the other took an iron rod from his car and he hit me on the head. I was beaten up in full public view. I lost consciousness after some time,” said the policeman.
The injured policeman was later helped by locals who rushed him to GGS Hospital. Police said local staff was sent to record the victim’s statement but he was severely hit on the head and wasn’t in a condition to speak.
“Those two men and the woman attacked me fatally with the intention of killing me and damaging my car,” added the policeman. He is presently deployed at the ACP Ashok Vihar office in Delhi and was on night duty when the incident took place.
Senior police officers lodged a case of attempted murder against the unknown trio and have sent teams to arrest them. “As per the victim’s statement and his condition, it is visible that he was attacked brutally and the accused tried to kill him after he had objected to their rash driving. We will take strict action in this case. The accused will be nabbed soon,” said the officer.