Constable arrested for senior citizen’s death
Three days after he allegedly manhandled a senior citizen who subsequently died, the Delhi Police Constable has been arrested, the police said on Saturday. The police had received a complaint against Vikram Singh, a constable who had allegedly manhandled Anil Kumar, 66.
Kumar had intervened in an argument that had broken out between his son Mohit and the accused officer in south Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan on the evening of February 28.
“Singh had been suspended from duty after the victim passed away immediately after being manhandled by the officer. He has now been arrested,” said a police officer.
Singh, who had been inducted into the force in 2008, according to Mohit, had pushed his father when the latter tried to intervene in an argument. Mohit had approached Singh for water after his brother’s car, in which he was travelling with his father, broke down near the Dhaula Kuan Police Station.
“Mohit has claimed that the constable was on the phone and he did not listen to his request for water. He then confronted and verbally abused Mohit and was trying to whisk him away to the police station when Kumar, after earing the argument, tried to speak to the constable,” the officer said.
Kumar was allegedly shoved by the accused constable during the melee and fell he unconscious after collapsing on the street, metres away from where the argument was taking place.