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Policeman critical after car he tried to stop drags him for 500 metres in Bhopal

A 52-year-old police officer was critically injured when a speeding car which he tried to stop allegedly hit him and dragged him for about half-a-kilometre in Bhopal.

bhopal Updated: Jun 17, 2018 18:19 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Bhopal
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Police are looking for the driver.(Getty Images/Photo for representation)

A 52-year-old police officer was critically injured when a speeding car which he tried to stop allegedly hit him and dragged him for about half-a-kilometre in Bhopal, an official said on Sunday.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Amritlal Bhilala was on duty at a checkpoint on Karond Road in Bhopal on Saturday night. Around 9.30 pm, he signalled a speeding car to stop. However, instead of stopping the car, its driver accelerated and allegedly hit the officer, Nishatpura police station in-charge Chain Singh Raghuvanshi said.

“The ASI got dragged with the car for about 500 metres,” he said.

Bhilala initially got stuck on the car’s bonnet but the driver, instead of stopping, accelerated the vehicle further.

The officer then fell off the bonnet and his clothes got entangled in one of the wheels. But, the car driver did not stop and the police officer got dragged with it for about 500 metres, Raghuvanshi said.

The car driver later fled the spot along with the vehicle, he said. The police officer sustained injuries on his back and waist and suffered fractures in one of his legs and arms, he said.

Bhilala was admitted in a private hospital where he was reported to be in a critical condition, Raghuvanshi said.

A case was registered and a search for the car and its driver was on, he said. “We are taking help of footage of CCTVs installed in the area,” he added.

First Published: Jun 17, 2018 18:19 IST