A man died in Noida's sector 62 after suffering a heart attack while arguing with police over a traffic challan. According to News State, Gaurav Sharma (34) was employed in a software company in Gurugram. He was coming back from Noida sector 62 with his parents when some policemen asked him to stop his car for checking.
According to the report, they banged a stick on the body of the car make him stop the vehicle. This led to some scuffle with police. Gaurav suffered a cardiac arrest during the argument.
According to Gaurav's relatives, the policemen stopped the vehicle by banging their stick on the body. Gaurav and his father Moolchand Sharma protested against such behaviour. He alleged that the cops misbehaved with Gaurav and his family.
During this argument, Gaurav suddenly fell down and could not breathe. However, instead of helping him, the cops left from there. Some people helped Gaurav to Fortis and later Kailash Hospital. However, he could not be saved.
The 65-year-old father of the deceased alleged ‘misbehaviour by the traffic police’ in the name of checking under the ‘stricter new Motor Vehicles Act’.
“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,” the father said.
Gautam Buddh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishna earlier denied reports of any such incident during checking by sector 58 police. The Noida police later said the incident took place on Sunday evening in Ghaziabad and the traffic police personnel involved were from that district.
"After inquiry it came to light that the deceased was prima facie diabetic in nature and he died due to heart attack. The place of incident was near CISF Cut in district Ghaziabad. It happened at around 6pm," Krishna said. "The information has been conveyed to the Ghaziabad police."
(With PTI Inputs)