Udhampur: Late at night on Sunday, near the Bhattal Morh that falls under the Majalta Police Station area, a SPO was crushed to death by a truck. The policemen rushed the body to the hospital where they kept the body in the mortuary. After the postmortem, the body was handed over to the family and he was cremated later.
As per the police, the SPO Parshotam Singh was standing at the police check post near Bhatal Morh, when a truck bearing number PB35Q 1099 approached the post. When directed to stop, the truck driver ran over his speeding truck on the SPO and he succumbed to his injuries and died on the spot.
The driver of the truck was arrested by the police and the body of the deceased SPO taken to the hospital.
The family members of the SPO have filed a complaint against the truck driver demanding strict action and asked the government to give compensation for the death of the officer while he was on duty. They even blocked the Dhar road for about an hour in protest. The Police station in-charge has assured that strict action will be taken against the culprit.