Auto driver dies after being hit by police vehicle

Hyderabad, Sept 1: A 55-year-old auto-driver died after being hit by a police vehicle in Nalgonda district of Telangana last evening, police said.

The incident occurred at around 5 pm near Kurmed village under Chintapally mandal when the police vehicle was returning to the headquarter after following the convoy of Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy that had already left for Hyderabad, a police officer said.


One G Jangaiah, who was driving an auto-rickshaw, was injured after the police vehicle hit the three-wheeler. He was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad where he succumbed to his injuries, the police office said.

The police vehicle was not in the convoy, he said, adding "the mishap occurred after the Minister's convoy passed."

"The vehicle (involved in the mishap) was not convoy vehicle. After the Minister crossed the limits of the district area, the vehicle went back to the district police headquarters," a release from Home Minister's office said. Action will be taken in the case as per law, it added.


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