Punjab truck kills Goa sub-inspector

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 13:37 hrs

Panaji, Mar 16 (IBNS) A Punjab registration truck ran over a police sub-inspector early this morning at Ponda in Goa killing him on the spot.

The unidentified driver of truck bearing registration number PB-13-Q-6115 drove the truck over 30-year-old Abhishek Gomes in an attempt to escape the traffic signal near Betora in the Ponda taluka.

"The officer was dragged a few meters by the truck, which also hit a parked motorcycle. The driver escaped leaving the truck on the scene of offence. A murder case has been registered," a police spokesman said.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has expressed "grave concern" over the incident and directed the police to quickly nab the accused driver.

The deceased's body has been sent to the government run medical college at Bambolim for a post-mortem examination.

(Reporting by John Edwards)

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