In an alleged case of road rage, a 40-year-old Delhi Police head constable was beaten allegedly by a constable of his department and his father, causing him critical head injuries in outer Delhi's Alipur.
The incident took place around 9.30 pm on Friday near Singhu border over the issue of honking, police said.
Senior officers have, however, denied the incident to be a case of road rage and termed it a matter of personal enmity. The victim has been identified as Vinod Kumar. He is posted in the police control room (PCR) department of the Delhi Police in Alipur circle.
The accused constable, identified as Ramesh Singh, is also associated with the PCR department. Both are residents of a village located near Singhu border.
A senior police officer said Kumar was returning home on a motorcycle after his duty when the incident took place. On the way near Singhu
border, the officer said, Kumar had an argument with Singh who was in a car with his father Vishal Singh over a trivial issue of honking.
"The father-son duo was in their car when Kumar honked from behind. This act of Kumar aggravated them and an argument broke out between them which soon turned ugly. Kumar was beaten and was hit on his head with a blunt object," said the senior officer adding, "Kumar was rushed to Raja Harish Chandra Hospital where eight stitches were made on his head before being referred to Lok Nayak Hospital.
The condition of Kumar was stated to be stable, said the officer. A case in this regard has been registered at Alipur police station and efforts were being made to nab the farther-son duo.