A sub-inspector run over and dragged for some distance by a woman driver in Chanakyapuri; attempt to rob a female assistant sub-inspector by bikers in Lodhi colony both incidents occurred within a week
A Delhi police additional sub-inspector (ASI) fractured his leg and suffered injuries all over his body after the scooter he was driving was hit by a WagonR being driven by a woman working with a call centre. The accused allegedly ran over him after he fell on the road. The incident has been reported from Chanakyapuri area of the Capital.
A senior police official confirmed the incident and said that it was reported on Sunday at around 11.30 pm. "The victim ASI has been identified as Shyam Lal. He is posted with Chanakyapuri police station. Shyam was on his way on a scooter when he met with the accident. He was passing through Sardar Patel Marg when the woman identified as Kamaljeet Kaur reached their in her car. She hit the scooter of the ASI. Shyam fell on the road and got crushed under the wheels of the car," said the official. The official said that Kamaljeet Kaur also suffered injuries in her hand. A PCR was of the area noticed the incident and rushed to victim ASI to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
"The doctor told us that he has a fracture in his leg apart from other injuries. Police have got an FIR registered under section 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of IPC against Kamaljeet Kaur," said the police official. The official added that Kamaljeet Kaur is a call centre employee and is a resident of Tilak Nagar in west Delhi. She was returning home after offering prayers at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib. Meanwhile, in an another incident a woman ASI of the Delhi Police was attacked by two bike borne assailants in Lodhi Colony area of South Delhi. The assailants were holding pistol and wanted to rob her but she somehow mange to escape.
A senior police official of the area confirmed the incident and said that they have received a written complaint in this regard from the woman ASI identified as Manju Dhayani. The official added that the victim is posted with Naraina police station of southwest Delhi. She was returning to her home in Lodhi Colony when she was attacked. She was in plainclothes.
"She was passing through block-16 of the area, when two boys on a Pulsar bike started following her. Before she could understand anything, the assailants attacked her. They tried to snatch her valuables but she objected and pushed them aside. They got unbalanced and fled from the spot. The victim called the local police and gave a written complaint," said the police official. The victim told the police that the assailants fled towards Khanna market after the assault. However, Lodhi Colony Police have not received any FIR in this respect so far.
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Speaking to MiD DAY, former Delhi police joint commissioner (traffic) Maxwell Pereira refrained from drawing any broad-based conclusions and said that in the case where the woman ASI was attacked, the robbers didn't know she was a cop as she was not wearing a uniform. "In the Chanakyapuri incident I would like to say that it should be thoroughly investigated whether it was a deliberate act on part of the accused woman or was it accidental. Police should establish it through investigation," Pereira said.