Maharashtra: Constable killed while trying to stop truck carrying bullocks, 2 detained

Mumbai: A police constable named Prakash Meshram was killed while trying to stop a truck carrying 12 bullocks in Chandrapur in Maharashtra.

The police official said that the incident took place on Sunday night at Khambada Vani Naka on the Nagpur-Chandrapur Road when the constable who was deployed on an anti-liquor check, tried to stop a truck carrying 12 bullocks.

The official stated that”The driver did not halt and drove ahead, crushing constable Meshram under the vehicle’s wheels. He is survived by his wife and daughter.”

He added that two people in the truck, both 19 years of age, were arrested in this case while two others managed to flee from the vehicle. This is the second incident of a policeman losing his life while on a vehicle check in the last three months.

Earlier in November last year, a Sub-Inspector named Chhatrapati Chide was mowed down during a police check by an SUV car driven by suspected liquor smugglers.