A Delhi Police constable was killed in a hit-and-run incident at New Usmanpur,Northeast Delhi,on Wednesday. Ishwar Dayal,who was posted at the Gandhi Nagar police station,was crossing the road when he was run over by a speeding Santro car.
Eyewitnesses told police that the driver of the Santro lost control of the vehicle near the IT Park area around 10.30 pm on Wednesday. Police said the car hit the constable and dragged him for nearly 20 metres before coming to a halt. The driver fled the spot,leaving the vehicle behind.
Residents along with police rushed Dayal to the nearby GTB Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Doctors at the hospital said he died of head injuries.
The police have registered a case under section 304A and 279 of the Indian Penal Code. The car has been impounded and police are trying to ascertain the identity of the driver.