A 42-year-old police constable was allegedly attacked by three unidentified persons, amid night patrolling duty in Thane, police said today.
Inspector D S Dhole of Kasarwadvali police headquarters disclosed to a news agency that the incident occurred in the wee hours yesterday when Dashrath Pawar was on night patrolling duty as beat marshal near a housing society at Bhayander Pada area.
While on duty, Mr Pawar recognized a car with three individuals inside it, at around 2 am. When he enquired with the trio about their presence at the spot at late night, they gave evasive answer, while the driver likewise failed to furnish his driving license.
Mr Pawar then got inside the vehicle to check by himself the license, however the driver all of a sudden drove away towards Gaikukh area.
According to the complaint lodged by Mr Pawar, he then alerted the police control room for help, the inspector said.
Riding at a high speed, the driver rammed the car into a tree, harming the constable severely.
Mr Pawar said he was likewise beaten up inside the car.
He was safeguarded after a police team reached the spot.
The accused couldn’t be caught as they managed to escape, Mr Dhole said.
A case has been reserved under IPC sections 353 (public servant from release of his duty), 364 (kidnapping), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) rw 34 (common intention).
Efforts were on to arrest the accused, he said.