MP: 'Sand mafia' mows down police constable who tried to stop a dumper

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Morena, April 5: A police constable was on Sunday crushed to death by sand truck in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh.

According to media reports, the incident occurred when the constable was trying to stop the dumper carrying illegally quarried sand near a village in Morena.

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The driver escaped after abandoning the dumper. The constable died on the spot.

Superintendent of Police Navneet Bhasin said, "The dumper was carrying illegally mined sand. When the constable tried to stop the truck, driver ran him over."

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According to media reports, Head Constable Dharmendra Singh Chouhan, posted in Noorabad police station, went to Louhgarh village along with his team following a tip-off to catch the accused of a loot incident reported earlier.

He spotted a dumper laden with sand in Dhanela village and decided to check it said Bhasin. Seeing the constable, the driver tried to flee the spot along with the dumper but Chouhan tried to stop him.

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During this, the driver mowed him down and fled from the spot.

Meanwhile, the driver has been booked under section 304, culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

In March 2012, IPS officer Narendra Kumar was mowed down by a tractor allegedly owned by sand mafia in the same district.

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