Bhopal: A police constable, Prabal Pratap Singh, was crushed to death by a tractor, allegedly involved in black marketing of diesel in Madhya Pradesh village where he was investigating the matter, the police said.
The incident took place on Monday in Satna district of the state. Five suspects have been taken into custody by the police for further investigation. The police have also announced a reward of Rs 10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the accused.
Constable Singh had gone to Patla village after getting information about a diesel black marketing racket on Sunday evening. He was run over and killed by a tractor that he tried to intercept.
Nayagaon police station in charge Ashish Dhurve, who told superior officers Singh was killed in a road accident was placed under suspension on Monday. The truth about the incident was revealed after a police team reached the village and spoke to people there.
Superintendent of Police Riyaz Iqbal said a case of murder has been registered against two persons from Uttar Pradesh, identified as Pramod Patel and Dhanpat Patel.
"A search is on for them. Nayagaon police station in-charge Ashish Dhurve has been suspended for being negligent in this case and misleading officers by informing them the police constable died in a road accident," the SP said.
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