A 49 year old traffic police officer was mowed down by a truck while he was halting another vehicle for checking on the Outer Ring Road in North Delhi’s Dheerpur on Wednesday evening, the police said.
This is the third known case of a traffic police officer dying after being run over while on duty in Delhi.
The officer killed in the latest incident was identified as ASI Radhe Shyam, who was posted in the Burari traffic circle.
The fatal hit happened around 4 pm while Shyam and his colleagues were checking vehicles for traffic violations. “Shyam had stopped a truck and was directing it to pull over to the side of the road when another truck from behind hit him,” said a senior police officer.
Its driver, Deepak Shukla, has been arrested.
Shyam was declared brought dead at the hospital. The police said that he has left behind a wife and two children who live in Rohini.
Inputs: Hindustan Times