Cop who rescued abducted girl dies in eway crash | Noida News – Times of India

NOIDA: A Haryana Police constable and the driver of a police vehicle died in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway in the early hours of Thursday as the vehicle overturned after hitting a divider and fell off the road.
The police team from Kharkhoda was returning to Sonipat from Chhattisgarh after rescuing a kidnapped 15-year-old girl and arresting a suspect.
There were nine people in the Maruti Ertiga, including two assistant sub-inspectors, a head constable, the girl and three family members and the alleged kidnapper, besides the driver.
Greater Noida’s additional DCP Ashok Kumar said the driver of the police vehicle, Pradeep, may have dozed off on the wheels. “Around 5am, the car hit a divider on the expressway near Salarpur village. It overturned and then skid off the road,” he said.
A police team from Dankaur was the first to reach the spot and rush the nine injured to a nearby hospital. “Head constable Babita and Pradeep were declared dead by doctors on arrival. The seven others have also sustained injuries,” the officer said.
The police team, comprising Babita, ASIs Vedpal Singh and Veerpal Singh, had left for Chhattisgarh on Tuesday evening to rescue the minor who was kidnapped a few days back. They had also arrested a suspect under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act.
The girl, her three family members and the suspect are all undergoing treatment.

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