A constable who was thrown off his motorcycle when it was struck by a speeding vehicle bled to death on east Delhi’s Jagatpuri flyover late on Thursday. The incident exposed the indifferent attitude of the city’s drivers, many of whom zipped past as he lay in agony.
Dinesh Pathak, a 42-year-old head constable posted at the Harsh Vihar police station, was heading home after wrapping up the day's work when his two-wheeler was hit by a vehicle around 11pm. The resident of Mayur Vihar Phase 3 lay in a pool of his own blood for around 15 minutes, but no one attempted taking him to a hospital, which could have prevented his death.
“Pathak was bleeding on the road for around 15 minutes and nobody attempted to rush him to the hospital on time,” the senior officer said. “Instead, passersby played safe and chose to wait for the police to arrive.”
“At 11.14pm, a passerby made a call to the police control room, saying a policeman was lying in a pool of blood on the Jagatpuri flyover. A team immediately reached the spot and took Pathak to the Hedgewar Hospital. Doctors there pronounced him dead on arrival. Pathak had died of excessive bleeding,” the senior officer said, adding that a case of hit-and-run had been registered at the Jagatpuri police station against an unknown driver.