A city police constable died on Tuesday evening after his scooter was hit by a speeding truck near Sector 30 in Gandhinagar.
The deceased was identified as Kirtisinh Rathod, 33, a constable with Gujarat University police station and a resident of Sector 3A in Gandhinagar.
According to the FIR registered with Sector 21 police, the deceased’s brother Nirmalsinh Rathod, 37, who at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Gandhinagar, on Tuesday night got a call from his friend Rahul Parmar , who told him that Kirtisinh had met with an accident.
Nirmalsinh rushed to the spot near Muktidham in Sector 30, where his brother was lying dead in a pool of blood on the road. His scooter had been crushed by a truck that was parked by the road.
Witnesses said Kirtisinh was going towards Chiloda Circle from Sector 30 when the truck, coming from the opposite side, hit him, killing him on the spot. Locals called an ambulance and doctors declared him dead. Inspector H M Vyas of Gujarat University police, where Kirtisinh worked, said he had been a constable for around three years. He was unmarried and is survived by elderly parents, a sister and a brother.
Sector 21 police began an investigation by taking statements of witnesses and collecting CCTV footage. The driver of the truck, which bears an Ahmedabad registration number, fled the scene of the accident.
Police registered a case of negligent driving causing death and rash driving under the IPC along with charges under the Motor Vehicles Act.Source: The Times of India