Greek policeman kills himself after fatal accident
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Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 23:45
  
Athens: Greek authorities say an off-duty policeman shot himself dead out of remorse after knocking over and killing an elderly woman in a traffic accident in Athens.

A police statement said the policeman committed suicide with his service handgun "clearly because of" the accident in the Greek capital's Halandri suburb yesterday.

The circumstances under which the policeman hit the pedestrian with his motorcycle as she was trying to cross a busy road were not clear. Witnesses quoted by Greek media said that immediately after the crash he walked into a parking lot and shot himself.

Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias today he felt "crushed" by the accident and expressed sympathy for both bereaved families.

PTI

First Published: Monday, December 23, 2013, 23:45


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