Jeep mows down police officer on duty at Sanga

Published On: February 15, 2020 09:21 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BANEPA, Feb 15: Assistant Sub-Inspector Tej Bahadur Gurung was killed on Friday afternoon after an ‘over-speeding’ Bolero jeep ran over him in Sanga, Bhaktapur while he was on duty. Late Gurung was serving at the Traffic Police Outpost in Sanga, Bhaktapur.

The jeep with registration number Ba 19 Cha 1323 en route to Banepa from Bhaktapur had hit Gurung near Nasikasthan Temple in Sanga along the Araniko Highway on Friday afternoon. Eyewitnesses said the driver was unable to stop the vehicle as it was travelling in a very “high speed”. 

The Bolero jeep hit Gurung when he was crossing the road toward his police outpost after making a detailed plan with Police Inspector Bishal Lama, who serves at the District Police Office, Kavre, to manage the worsening traffic situation along the Araniko Highway in Kavre, according to Police Inspector Yogendra Timilsina of Area Police Office, Banepa. 

Although severely injured Gurung was immediately rushed to Dhulikhel Hospital for treatment, doctors declared him ‘brought dead’. His body has been taken to TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj for postmortem. A permanent resident of Tribeni VDC of Nawalparasi district, Gurung had joined Nepal Police in 1995. 

Police have detained the jeep driver Bikram Jakibanjar, 31, for investigation the incident. He hails from Bhaktapur-10.

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