Traffic cops attacked as motorist dies in accident

Mysuru, March 23:- Following the death of a motorist in a accident on Bogadi Ring Road in the city on Monday evening (March 22), the videos of an enraged mob attacking traffic police personnel near the incident spot have emerged. The mob, assuming that the police personnel tried to stop the motorcycle rider which in turn caused the rider to fall, surrounded the policemen and were seen beating them. A police van was also damaged during the mob attack.

The accident occurred when the bike rider Devaraj and pillion-rider Suresh fell on the road near the Police check-post on the Ring Road, resulting in the death of Devaraj on the spot. The mob alleged that the two skidded while trying to avoid the policeman, who is said to have stopped them for a routine check. However, the Mysuru Traffic Police have stated that the accident occurred after the bike collided with a lorry.

A complaint has been registered against the driver of the lorry under Section 304A (homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the vehicle was detained. The driver is yet to be arrested and investigations are underway, the police said.

Three policemen who were attacked by the mob, including two assistant sub-inspectors and one constable driver, have filed complaints as well. ASIs Swamy Naik and Madegowda and constable Manju have registered three different complaints following the attack on them, according to a police official. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB) 

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