Cop killed, 2 in­jured as jeep col­lides with mini-truck

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab & Haryana - HT Cor­re­spon­dent n let­ter­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

A cop was killed and two oth­ers in­jured when the jeep they were trav­el­ling in col­lided with a mini-truck near Pe­howa on Na­tional High­way 65 on Fri­day morn­ing.

As per the Pe­howa Po­lice, the mini-truck was com­ing from the Ambala side, when it col­lided with the po­lice van. The de­ceased was iden­ti­fied as con­sta­ble Pawan Ku­mar, who was in his late 20s.

Yas­pal Singh, the Pe­howa sta­tion house of­fi­cer (SHO), said that Ku­mar died on the spot while his fel­low cops have been ad­mit­ted to the hos­pi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion. He added that as­sis­tant sub-in­spec­tor(ASI) Jaipal was re­ferred to a pri­vate hos­pi­tal in Kaithal and spe­cial po­lice of­fi­cer (SPO) Madan was ad­mit­ted to the Post Grad­u­ate In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search (PGIMER), Chandigarh.

“All these cops were de­puted in VIP se­cu­rity at Kaithal. The po­lice jeep was part of for­mer Vishwa Hindu Par­ishad(VHP) in­ter­na­tional work­ing pres­i­dent Praveen To­ga­dia’s cav­al­cade, which was go­ing to­wards Ku­ruk­shetra,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer plead­ing anonymity.

SHO Yas­pal Singh said that the mini-truck driver fled from the spot af­ter the mishap. And the Pe­howa po­lice have reg­is­tered a case against the truck driver un­der Sec­tions 279 (rash driv­ing)and 304 (caus­ing death by neg­li­gence) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code(IPC).

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