Hit-and-run: Policeman dies as lorry knocks him down while on duty

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Mangalore, Apr 5: An on-duty coastal security policeman died on spot when lorry knocked him down and sped away in the wee hours of Thursday at Bappanadu near Mulky in Dakshina Kannada district.

The incident occurred when Rajappa (28), hailing from Honnali in Davanagere district, was engaged in checking vehicles passing through Bappanadu check-post.
Sources from Mulky police station said that the victim and two other coastal security policemen were working night shift.


Rajappa was lonely checking the vehicles moving towards Mangalore from Udupi, while the other two were checking vehicles coming from opposition direction.

It is said that between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m when Rajappa gave signal to a lorry driver to stop near the check-post, the lorry knocked him down and sped away. When the other two policemen rushed, Rajappa was lying in a pool of blood. They even could not note down the number of the lorry. The body was shifted to Srinivas hospital.

Rajappa, who joined the police department in 2008, married to a teacher last year. It is learnt that his wife is pregnant.

Mulky police registered a case and investigations are on.

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  1. What a shame on us…!. Our Police Dept. may get another Rajappa to serve in the Dept. Can anyone reimburse the lose to his family?. The other Officers even can’t succeeded to trace the number of the truck. Are they sure it was the truck only..?. These stupids can’t even capable to save their own col liege, What can we common citizens of our great nation expect from them?
    Send some BD, HJV, Ramsene activists there and they can serve {beer} better than these Police.

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