A shocking incident has come to light in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city where a 54-year-old man died after allegedly being slapped by a policeman during an argument over car headlight.
Altercation Over Car Headlight
The incident took place on Thursday night when the accused, Nikhil Gupta (30), a State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) jawan, was visiting his sister’s house in the Mata Mandir area under Wathoda police station. According to reports, when Gupta was parking his car, the vehicle’s headlight beam struck the face of the victim, Muralidhar Ramraoji Neware, who lived in the same locality.
Argument Turns Violent
Irked over the car’s headlight, Neware approached Gupta and politely requested him to adjust the light beam. However, this angered Gupta and led to a heated argument between the two. The altercation soon turned violent with Gupta slapping Neware hard in a fit of rage.
Neware collapsed to the ground after being slapped. He was immediately rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital but died on Saturday, as per officials.
Police Case Against Accused Cop
The police have registered a case against Gupta under section 304 (homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code based on the complaint of the victim’s family.
The accused policeman is currently absconding and efforts are on to nab him. The shocking incident has once again highlighted the need for stricter measures to curb police brutality.
Senior police officials have assured that stern action will be taken against the accused. The Nagpur Police Commissioner has also ordered an inquiry into the matter.
This tragic incident involving misuse of power by a policeman costing a man his life has left the residents shocked. The police are investigating the matter further.