Truck rams into Delhi Police van, sub-inspector killed

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New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A 59-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector was killed and two policemen were seriously injured when an overspeeding truck rammed into their PCR van Tuesday, police said.

The accident took place in Mayur Vihar area on the Delhi-Noida border around 1.00 a.m. The truck was heading to Noida in Uttar Pradesh from Delhi.
Sub-inspector Subedar Khan, assistant sub-inspector Girdhari Lal and constable Aqeel Muhammed were sitting inside a Police Control Room (PCR) van when the overspeeding truck, carrying a container, hit a barricade and rammed into their vehicle, a police officer said.
“The impact was such that the truck dragged the van for a few metres before it climbed a guard rail on the roadside and finally stopped,” the officer said.
Khan died while 50-year-old Lal and 46-year-old Muhammed sustained serious injuries, he said.
The truck driver managed to escape and is on the run, the officer said.
Khan, who was inducted into the Delhi Police in 1976, was posted at the East Zone Police Control Room (PCR).
Khan, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, is survived by his wife and four children, including three daughters.

Last modified: January 13, 2015