Mystery remains: Was mishap victim hit by police vehicle?

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Apr 2018 10:04:29



Staff Reporter

Senior police officials of the State capital failed to confirm involvement of hitting of a salesman by police vehicle at BRTS corridor in front of C-21 mall under Misrod police station area on Saturday late night. In an inhumane act, a 45-year-old man identified as Murli Tanreja, a resident of Nariyalkheda, who was hit by an SUV, was not provided any help after the road mishap. Police reached hospital after two hours even after being informed by locals at BRTS corridor near Misrod police station area late in the night on Saturday. An RTI activist Ajay Patidar spotted that the errant driver was driving Mahindra Bolero (MP-03-A-2217) having SDOP Misrod board on the wind shield and escaped the spot, but police continued to deny the fact due to the lack of evidence. However, it was said that SDOP Misrod, Vijay Punj’s driver was driving the car in an inebriated state, whereas SDOP Punj was not present inside the vehicle at the time of incident. The deceased was hit by speeding vehicle at around 10 pm when the victim Murli who used to work as a salesman with Anokhe Namkeen parked his loading auto-rickshaw and was trying to cross road at BRTS corridor to reach a shop at Misrod to collect cash of Rs 11,000 and in the process, he was hit inside the corridor by a speeding vehicle.

The deceased was rushed to JP Hospital, where he was declared dead, after which, the body was sent for the post-mortem examination. Shockingly, policemen from Misrod police station, which was few metres from the spot, failed to reach the spot after receiving information. The police failed to reach the hospital for around two hours even after been informed by the locals and doctor. Later, when Murli didn’t reach home till night, his son Gaurav called on his father’s mobile phone and it was then he came to know that his father met with a road mishap and by 11 pm, when he reached hospital, his father was dead.

When other senior police officials tried to cover the issue by different excuses on the other hand, IG Jaideep Prasad expressed that without evidence, no one can be pointed as accused. In case, if the car, which was allegedly of police, is found in the CCTV footage as evidence, action would be taken as law does not differentiate. During the investigation, police have registered case of rash driving against unknown vehicle. The police have registered a case under Section 304-A of the CrPC and have started further investigation.