‘We lost her…’: Jharkhand cop’s brother after she is run over by suspect’s van | Latest News India

Two days after a dump truck linked to the mining mafia ran over a deputy superintendent of police in Haryana, a woman sub-inspector was killed in Jharkhand’s Ranchi, officials said.

“Sandhya Topno was on patrol at night. Preliminary investigation has confirmed that it was a deliberate act. We have detained the driver and the vehicle has been seized,” Ranchi City Police Superintendent Anshuman Kumar said.

The incident took place around 3 am on Wednesday morning when Sandhya Topno tried to stop the vehicle for routine spot checks. Footage released by news agency ANI shows a white pickup van that has been impounded and the driver arrested. On whether the arrested person or the vehicle was involved in illegal activities, Kumar said the inquiry is on and details will be shared.

“If someone beats up a police personnel on duty, it is only murder…the department should send enough force. She is big… we have lost her… the guilty must be punished,” Sandhya’s brother Ajit Topno said.

The incident has provoked predictable political attacks.

The opposition BJP – under fire over the deaths in Haryana, where it is in power – has lashed out at the ruling Jharkhand Mutki Morcha. “Law and order has broken down… Why Sandhya Tapno was assigned to night duty is a matter of investigation. I will raise the issue of law and order…” said BJP MP Sanjay Seth.

Topno’s death comes after Haryana Police DSP Surender Singh was killed by a speeding truck in Pachgaon area of ​​Nuh district.

Photos | Dump truck that ran over Haryana DSP Surender Singh seized

Singh was in the area following a tip-off that some trucks were loading stones after illegal mining. He tried to flag down the truck but was hit and died in hospital.

Haryana Govt has announced 1 crore compensation to 58-year-old Surender Singh’s family and vowed to hunt down the culprits.

After the news of Singh’s death, the Haryana police tracked down one of the accused – a man believed to be the driver of the truck. He was shot in the leg. Haryana Director General of Police PK Agrawal said that more teams have been formed and are carrying out raids.

With input from ANI

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