A traffic constable of the Delhi Police was allegedly thrashed by three people, including a woman, in Connaught Place after he asked them to move their car to clear traffic congestion. According to police, initial investigation suggested that the three were drunk. Police said that the woman, an engineer, also allegedly beat up a woman constable who came to attend the PCR call.
Police said the arrested persons have been identified as Prabhas Arvind Verma (31) and Partima Sharma (26), both engineers in a private company, and Ravinder Singh (25), a music teacher.
The constable, Deepak Singh, is posted with Parliament Traffic Circle. He said the incident took place on Sunday night when he, head constable Ramniwas and constable Zuber Aalam were clearing a traffic jam in the Connaught Place outer circle.
“We were asking people to move their cars. I asked Ravinder, who was in a Ford Figo, to move his car as it was parked in the middle of the road near P Block,” Deepak said.
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Deepak claimed that Ravinder got irked and started misbehaving with him. “I asked him to stop abusing me and told him that I am just performing my duty. He got rattled and came out of his car. He held my collar and slapped me, and also threw my flashlight. Two other people also came out of the car and the girl started hitting me on my face,” he said, adding that he was rescued with help from his colleagues and people on the spot.
Singh then made a call and informed local police about the incident, following which four police personnel, including a woman constable from Connaught Place police station, arrived.
“Local police tried to stop the trio. The woman constable, Sarmistha, tried to stop Partima, but she dragged her by the hair and hit her. Later, other police personnel intervened and detained the accused,” police said.
The accused were taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where they had to undergo a medical examination. The medical report revealed they were in an inebriated condition, police said, adding that their parents have been informed and they have been sent to judicial custody.
“A case has been registered against them under various IPC sections,” police said.