Two bike-borne men allegedly hit a police officer with their bike on Monday in Thiruvananthapuram.
The incident occurred when 54-year-old Satheesh Kumar, Armed Reserve Camp Sub-Inspector, reportedly tried to stop the helmetless riders in Vazhamuttam. According to reports, the biker did not slow down and rammed the police officer instead.
The officer, who sustained a head injury, has been admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital and is under observation for three days, a doctor at the hospital told Manorama News.
The riders, Muhammad Noufi and Shibu, who also fell off their bike after it hit the officer, fled the scene while the other police officers took the SI to the hospital.
Another police officer, Vinod, accompanying the SI at the time of the incident, told Asianet News that the police had traced the bike riders.
The duo have been admitted to the government hospital with minor injuries.
Saying that they did not intend to hurt the SI, one of the riders told media that the officer forcefully grabbed the bike's handle bar, as a result of which they fell off. The police is yet to register a case against Muhammad and Shibu.