A police constable was crushed to dying by a tractor when he went to a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna to probe a diesel black advertising tip-off, an official mentioned on Monday.
The native police station in-charge has been suspended for telling superiors that constable Prabal Pratap Singh had died in a highway accident, he added.
“Constable Singh had gone to Patla village after getting information about a diesel black marketing racket on Sunday evening. He was run over and killed by a tractor that he tried to intercept,” he mentioned.
“Nayagaon police station in charge Ashish Dhurve, who told superior officers Singh was killed in a road accident was placed under suspension on Monday. The truth about the incident was revealed after a police team reached the village and spoke to people there,” he mentioned.
Police official Riyaz Iqbal mentioned a case of homicide has been registered in opposition to two individuals from Uttar Pradesh, recognized as Pramod Patel and Dhanpat Patel.
“A search is on for them. Nayagaon police station in charge Ashish Dhurve has been suspended for being negligent in this case and misleading officers by informing them the police constable died in a road accident,” he mentioned.