Traffic constable Vilas Shinde (50), who was allegedly attacked with a wooden plank by a juvenile and his 21-year-old brother last Tuesday, succumbed to his injuries at Lilavati Hospital here on Wedne
Traffic constable Vilas Shinde (50), who was allegedly attacked with a wooden plank by a juvenile and his 21-year-old brother last Tuesday, succumbed to his injuries at Lilavati Hospital here on Wednesday evening. Following Shinde's death, Khar police have added a murder charge against both the accused, arrested on the day of the incident.
On August 23, Shinde, head constable with the Mahim division of the Traffic police, was posted at a petrol pump near Hotel Rajasthan on SV Road, Khar (West). He was put on duty there to collect data on motorists for a traffic initiative involving issuance of e-challans to offenders in the near future. He was discharging his duty, when he spotted a juvenile biker without a helmet approaching the petrol pump. Shinde intercepted the minor and asked him to produce his licence and vehicle documents. However, the minor got into an argument with him, following which Shinde asked him to call his parents since he did not have the vehicle's papers. The biker instead called up his brother Ahmed Mohammad Ali Qureshi (21). An angry Qureshi reached the petrol pump within a few minutes.
He hit Shinde on the head with a wooden stick. While the constable collapsed on the ground, the duo fled the spot, but was arrested later.
Shinde was rushed to Lilavati Hospital. He was said to have suffered a brain haemorrhage. After battling for life for a week, the doctors declared him dead on Wednesday.
The police have booked the two accused under section 302 of the IPC for Shinde’s murder. They were earlier booked for attempt to murder under section 307. “We have booked the two brothers for the murder of the traffic constable,” said SI Ramchandra of Khar police.