Hindustan Times (Delhi)

Speeding car runs over constable, teen driver didn’t have licence

- HT Correspond­ent htreporter­s@hindustant­imes.com

Malik fell off the scooter and suffered severe head injuries. He was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on admission.

NEW DELHI: A 53-year-old Delhi Police head constable was killed when a speeding car, allegedly being driven by a teenager, knocked off the scooter he was driving on Sunday in northwest Delhi’s Welcome Colony.

Naresh Pal Malik is the second policeman to die in three days.

Police said the driver turned 18 recently and did not have a driving licence. The car belonged to his friend’s father Shubham, who was sitting next to him when the accident occurred. Police said angry locals chased and caught both Shubham and the teen.

Shubham was arrested and a case of rash and negligent driving causing death was registered against him. He was later released on bail.

Senior police officers said action will be taken against Shubham for allowing a teenager to drive the car without a licence. His vehicle was confiscate­d.

A senior police officer said the accident took place around 8.30 am when head constable Malik was on his way to office on his scooter. Malik was posted with the special branch in Police Bhawan in Daryaganj. A native of Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, Malik lives with his family in Ghaziabad’s Surya Nagar.

When he reached the Welcome Colony-Seelempur intersecti­on, the speeding car rammed his scooter.

“Malik fell off the scooter and suffered severe head injuries. He was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where A SENIOR POLICE OFFICER doctors pronounced him dead on admission,” said the senior officer.

Malik joined Delhi Police in 1982. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Constable Anand Singh was shot dead by three criminals when he caught them robbing a woman in outer Delhi on Friday night. An eyewitness, who saw Singh fight the men, said: “Despite being shot, Singh chased the fleeing bikers on foot while holding his gunshot wounds with one hand. More than 150 people had gathered near the spot but no one helped him.”

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