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Delhi traffic police constable mowed down following an argument

Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 5:12pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

A Delhi Police traffic constable was mowed down allegedly by three persons, including two juvenile, in a car in west Delhi's Moti Nagar area following an argument, police said today.

The incident took place around 7:30 PM yesterday when the main accused identified as 26-year-old Raman Kant, who was at the wheels and accompanied by his two minor friends, was stopped at the Zakhira flyover by 24-year-old constable Mana Ram.

"Traffic diversions are imposed on the route from 5 PM to 9 PM, and Mana Ram had stopped the car as it was violating it. An argument ensued between the occupants of the car and the constable following which Raman Kant reversed his car and ran over Mana Ram. He dragged him for around 150 metres," said a senior police official.

Mana Ram was rushed to a MAS Hospital in Punjabi Bagh area where he was declared brought dead. The trio had fled from the scene but were nabbed latter, also the offending vehicle was seized, he said.

A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered and Raman Kant has been arrested while his two minor friends have been sent to a juvenile remand home, police said.

Constable Mana Ram, who hailed from Nagaur in Rajasthan, had joined the force in 2010. Police honour was given to the slain constable at Traffic Police line, Toda Pur today where senior officials of the Delhi Police paid homage.

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