Thane cop crushed to death by speed­ing truck

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A po­lice con­sta­ble from Padgha po­lice sta­tion, 25 kms from Thane, was killed af­ter a speed­ing truck hit him on Nashik high­way in the wee hours on Thurs­day.

Fakira Sukdu Tadvi, 45, was on duty and help­ing solve traf­fic con­ges­tion which had occurred be­cause of an accident.

Tadvi was a driver of the con­trol room van at­tached to the Sa­ha­pur po­lice sta­tion.

Around 1.30am, he had gone to the spot where a veg­etable-laden tempo had over­turned be­tween Sa­ha­pur and Bhi­wandi taluka of Thane dis­trict.

Tadvi was help­ing the oc­cu­pants when the accident occurred.

Su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (Thane ru­ral) Ra­jesh Prad­han said, “Around 1am, the po­lice con­trol room got a call about traf­fic con­ges­tion on the high­way near Sonale vil­lage af­ter the tempo over­turned.”

Tadvi went to the spot and was help­ing the vic­tims. He was also try­ing to di­vert the ve­hi­cles which had lined up af­ter the accident.

“A speed­ing truck came from be­hind and ran over him. He was sus­tained se­vere in­juries and was taken to For­tis Hos­pi­tal in Kalyan where he was de­clared dead,” said Prad­han.

Tadvi is sur­vived by his par­ents, wife and three chil­dren.

Tadvi’s body was sent to a gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tal for a post mortem. Later, his fam­ily took the body to their home­town Yaval in Jal­gaon dis­trict for the last rites.

Tadvi used to live in Kalyan east. His daugh­ter Shar­ifa is do­ing a diploma in ed­u­ca­tion and el­der son Rahul is a HSC stu­dent. His younger son Riyaz is in Class 10.

Prad­han met his fam­ily mem­bers and as­sured them of help as Tadvi was the sole earn­ing mem­ber in his fam­ily.

“As per the rule, his el­der son can be el­i­gi­ble for a job in the po­lice force af­ter com­plet­ing his HSC. We have ar­rested the driver and truck has been seized by the po­lice,” said Prad­han.

Bhi­wandi taluka po­lice reg­is­tered a case of 304-A (cul­pa­ble homi­cide not amount­ing to mur­der) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC) and other rel­e­vant sec­tions of the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Act.

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