Driver suicide case: Head constable, constable suspended

Head constable Kumaraswamy and constable Somashekar, attached to K R traffic police station, have been kept under suspension for their role in an incident in which a lorry driver allegedly tried to end life after he was asked to pay money for release of his vehicle.

On October 19, the truck driver, who was carrying tomatoes from Gundlupet to Hunsur, was stopped by the KR station cops and booked for drunken driving. Eventually, the lorry was seized.

When the driver came to the station to get his vehicle released, he was made to wait for more than two hours without any result. Despite driver’s repeated requests that he didn’t have money to pay the bribe, the concerned cops threatened to get his driving licence suspended.

Upset by the turn of events, the driver tried to commit suicide outside the station but was prevented from doing so in nick of time by some constables attached to the station.

This move comes in the wake of DCP (Crime and Traffic) N Rudramuni asking Traffic ACP K N Madaiah to take action.

Though K R Traffic Inspector Nagegowda has denied any such incident, he has been served a notice to explain his stand in the case. He has also been advised to produce the driver in question  before the higher-ups.


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