In a hit and run incident in Hyderabad, a Sub Inspector was knocked down by a car from the rear which later sped away. The police officer suffered critical injuries to his head and died three days later on Friday.
The victim was identified as N Lakshman who was deputed as SI of Miyapur Traffic police station.
The incident took place on Tuesday at around 1.30 am near Kapra government school, while Lakshman was returning to his home in Kapra. However, the incident came to light on Friday.
Media reports claim that after being hit, the SI lay unconscious on the road but motorists kept passing by and no one came to his rescue. Later, a police patrol vehicle spotted him bleeding profusely and immediately rushed him to the Lifeline hospital.
As the SI was in a critical condition, he was then shifted to Yashoda hospital in Secunderabad.
Without acknowledging the critical condition of the victim, the hospital management complained that the insurance for state government employees only covers for heart and not for the head or any other injuries.
“Crucial time was lost in arguing with the staff,” a police officer from Kushaiguda police station said.
He said, “Due to this delay at the hospital, the condition of the victim deteriorated. We later shifted him to KIMS hospital. However, he succumbed to the injuries on Thursday evening.”
Speaking to TNM, Kushaiguda Inspector N Venkata Ramana said that they have obtained the CCTV footage and are examining the video to nab the culprit.
Denying reports that the SI cried for help for a long time, he said, “Our patrol vehicle was in the vicinity. After spotting him, they shifted him to the hospital immediately. There was no delay.”
Police have filed a case under section 304 A, for causing death by negligence.
Miyapur Traffic police station Inspector N Vasu said that Lakshman was a reserve police officer, who was deputed as an SI there.
Family members of Lakshman donated his liver and kidneys.