In a horrifying incident caught on camera, a policeman in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada was mowed down by a car. The incident happened after police stopped the car which was allegedly driven by a college student who was drunk. The getaway driver has since been arrested.
Reports say incident happened on Sunday near the SP Office in Kakinada, and have identified the policeman injured in the incident as a head constable. He sustained severe injuries, and you could only be thankful that it was not much worse considering the way the car hit him.
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#WATCH: Youth stopped for checking by policemen at a checkpoint in Kakinada, tried to escape after running over them, allegedly in an inebriated condition. Accused arrested. Two policemen injured #AndhraPradesh (25.03.18) pic.twitter.com/AnrB75lZsP
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The security camera video shows a group of policemen leaning in and talking to the driver through the window of the car. The car is initially pulled up behind a large auto-rickshaw. Reports say the stop-and-check was part of a helmet awareness drive.
The white car can then be seen slowly pulling out from behind the auto-rickshaw. The cops by now have realised that the drunken driver is trying to make a run for it and put their bodies in the way in the hope that this will deter the driver from moving.
However, our allegedly drunk driver was apparently in no mood to get caught. The head constable who was injured can be seen jumping to pull a large metal traffic barricade in the car's way. But the car keeps moving, and drags the cop down before he can get out of the way. The it appears the car ran across the body of the fallen policeman.
Thankfully, the injured policeman can be seen wearing a typical two-wheeler helmet, presumably because it was a helmet awareness drive.
Local media reports say the driver was arrested later in the day, and has been identified as a student of a private engineering college in Kakinada. There are at least four other college students in the car, all of them inebriated.
Police have registered a case under Sections 332 and 307 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and under some sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. The charges deal with negligent driving and assaulting and resorting to kill authorities, among others.
(With inputs from ANI)