HYDERABAD: In a freak accident, a policeman was crushed to death and three others sustained injuries when a cement concrete mix container overturned and rammed a police checkpost at Ramdevguda under Golconda police limits in the wee hours of Tuesday. The checkpost was put up near Taramati Baradari on the previous day to check movement of trucks carrying cattle ahead of Bakrid in the city.
The lorry-driver, who was apparently in a drunken state hit one of the barricades and lost control over the wheel following which the lorry overturned, killing constable Rahul Yadav (23) on spot, Golconda inspector Khaleel Pasha said. Yadav was a resident of Mangalhat in the city. The young police constable had joined the service only a year ago.
The lorry, which got dragged to a distance also hit other constables Virender, Pavan and Saidulu resulting in injuries to them.
The condition of one of the injured was stated to be critical. All of them were rushed to different hospitals, police said. The lorry driver was taken into custody.Barricades were put up on either side of road to slowdown the movement of vehicles.
After reports of vehicles carrying cattle to the city from Narsingi for slaughter during Bakrid the police outpost was set up on Monday. According to the police inspector, the truck on its way to Bandlaguda from Narsingi. “The driver, who was in an inebriated state, crashed into a barricade, veered the vehicle and it overturned,’’ Pasha said.
25 Policemen Died in TS in 2014 while on Duty
According to National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) report of 2014, as many as 25 police personnel died in Telangana while on duty, of which 24 have lost their lives due to accidents. Similarly, in Andhra Pradesh, as many as 15 police personnel lost lives last year. Accidents were the cause of death in 13 instances.