NEW DELHI: A Delhi Police constable died today after being hit by an unidentified vehicle in Delhi Cantt area while guarding the route which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was to take for airport on his return to Japan, police said.
"Delhi Police Constable Virender, 30, was hit by an unidentified vehicle in the wee hours of today. The accident took place around 6 am but there is no clue about the vehicle as there was no CCTV camera coverage of the spot where Virender was found dead in Delhi Cantt area," said a senior police officer.
The constable, presently posted at Palam police station, was deployed to guard the route which the Japanese PM was to take to the airport on his return to Japan, he said.
Virender, who joined Delhi Police in 2010, hailed from Jhunjhnu in Rajsthan and is survived by his wife and child.
A case of hit and run has been registered at Delhi Cantt police station and efforts are on to find out the vehicle involved in the accident, the officer said.