New Delhi: A 30-year-old police constable was run over by a speeding car near the Delhi Cantt area on Sunday. The victim, on security duty on the route of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was on his way to work when the incident took place.

While the police claimed to have traced the vehicle, no arrests have been made so far.

Identified as Virendra Singh Yadav, the constable was posted with the Palam Police station. Police said the incident took place around 7:15am. “The accident occurred near RR Hospital in the Cantt area. The impact was such that skid marks could be seen on the spot and his motorcycle was damaged badly. The locals informed the police and Yadav was rushed to the hospital, but was declared dead on arrival. His helmet was also found on the spot,” said a police officer.

A case under relevant sections of rash driving and causing death by negligence has been filed against an unknown person, the police said, adding that the body was sent for post mortem.

Yadav, a native of the Narnaul district in Haryana, lived at a rented accommodation in Palam area’s Mahavir Enclave. He is survived by his wife and two kids. Yadav’s younger brother is also posted as a constable at the Delhi Cantt police station.

By the evening, police said the accused is at large. “With the help of CCTV and after questioning locals, we managed to trace the vehicle; continuous raids are being conducted to nab the accused,” said the officer.

Police said that local residents and the family of the constable are being questioned to verify the sequence of events. Senior officials said they have zeroed in on some vehicles and are trying to locate their drivers.

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Source: TOI-Delhi