A couple was arrested on Thursday for allegedly dragging a traffic police officer on the bonnet of their car, a silver Honda City, after they were asked to stop for violating traffic rules. According to the cops, the couple also assaulted the other police officers and two journalists when they tried to intervene.
The incident took place at 9:45 AM at Vatika Chowk, Sohna Road.
“The constable came in front of the car and signaled the driver to pull over. The driver stopped the car, after which the two sitting in the rear seat stepped out. The woman took control of the wheel and her husband sat on the passenger seat, and they accelerated in a bid to escape. But the constable jumped on to the car’s bonnet as they drove off, and hung on for 45 metres,” said Shamsher Singh, assistant commissioner of police.
Constable Sunil Kumar said, “I raised an alarm and asked the rider to intercept the car, after which the woman applied the brakes. The couple started abusing me and threatened that if I ever tried to stop their car, they will kill me.”
Police have identified the couple – the 28-year-old lady, a chartered accountant and her husband, 32, an engineer. They are residents of Sector 90.
Two journalists from a local news channel noticed the incident and one started recording the incident. When the lady noticed it, she snatched his camera and assaulted him, police said.
Since there was a lot of commotion in the area, it attracted a lot of attention. The incident was caught by a few onlookers on video. Several videos of the alleged incident were shared on social media on Thursday. In one of the clip, the woman was seen assaulting the traffic officials and two journalists as other officers try to control them.
“The constable sustained minor injuries as he fell to the ground when the car was stopped abruptly after a constable intercepted the car on his motorbike,” said Singh.
A case has been registered under sections 186 for obstructing a public servant in discharge of public functions, 332 for voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty, and 353 for assault or criminal force to deter public servant, 323 for causing hurt, 307 for attempt to murder, 427 for causing damage and 506 of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 50 police station.