A 35-year-old Noida techie died of a heart attack on Sunday after he was stopped by the traffic police for a suspected violation under the stringent new motor vehicle act.
The deceased’s father alleged that his son was diabetic and traffic cops misbehaved with him in Ghaziabad near Noida. The Noida Police, according to news agency PTI, said that the incident took place on Sunday and that the cops involved were from Ghaziabad.
The deceased, who worked in a software company, was travelling in his car with his parents when his car was stopped near the CISF Cut in Ghaziabad. Alleging misbehaviour by cops, the father said, “There has to be a way for anything. It is fine that traffic rules have been changed. One (police) should be polite and ask somebody to pull their vehicle over for inspection. It wasn’t a case of rash driving or anything. There were two elderly people sitting inside the car, yet they hit the car with batons… This is no way of checking. I don’t think there’s any rule that allows it.”
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The deceased is survived by a 5-year-old daughter. “I don’t know who is going to look after her, take care of her in the future. I am 65 already. Who would raise her and fulfil her basic needs?” the deceased’s father said.
The report by PTI added that the Noida Police learnt about the incident through a media report prompting it to conduct an internal inquiry. “After the inquiry, it came to light that the deceased was prima facie diabetic in nature and he died due to a heart attack. The place of incident was near the CISF Cut in district Ghaziabad. It happened at around 6 pm,” Gautam Buddh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna was quoted as saying.