Gurgaon: A college student was arrested on Thursday for allegedly trying to run over a cop in a Sector 46 plot. Police he tried to ram his car into the constable when he was asked to roll down the windowpane. The car was stopped by the people present at the ground and the youth was handed over to police. The policeman suffered injuries.
Constable Pradeep Kumar (29), who is posted at Sector 50 police station, was admitted to a private hospital. The police control room had received a call about a fight between a husband and wife at a ground close to Sector 46 market. Constable Pradeep and special police officer Rajkumar were present at the market. They were asked to go to the ground to find out what was happening.
“They rushed to spot to resolve the issue between the couple and sent them back home. We were about to leave when some from the crowd informed us about a car parked on the ground. They alleged that two college students are inside the car and are indulged in objectionable acts,” said Pradeep.
The cops then walked towards the car and knocked at the windowpane. They asked the youth to roll down the glass. Upon seeing the cop, the youth started his car and tried to escape. The cops tried to stop him, but were hit by the car. One of the cops, Kumar, suffered a fracture in his right leg and hand as he fell on the ground. By that time, the people who had assembled stopped the car and handed over the youth to the cops. They then rushed the injured cop to a nearby hospital.
Station house officer (SHO) of Sector 50 station Amit Sharma said the college student was arrested and sent to jail. A case has been registered against him under different sections. “He tried to escape after seeing the cop and injured him,” he said.
This is not the first time when someone tried to run over a cop in the city. Policemen have been facing such unruly acts from commuters. Several police officers at check posts and on traffic duties had many times sustained injuries, and in some occasions died after being crushed by trucks and other vehicles.
In January 2019, a 35-year-old special police officer (SPO) was crushed to death by a vehicle when he tried to set up a barricade on old Delhi-Gurgaon road. Mukesh Kumar had joined Gurgaon police only around six months before the incident.