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Biker hit, blames cop SUV

A driver of a police vehicle allegedly behaved no better than a rogue trucker in Jamshedpur on Sunday morning, hitting a biker and then speeding away, leaving the victim bleeding on the road.

Forty-year-old Birendra Singh, a resident of Golmuri and an insurance agent, received serious head and limb injuries when a police SUV threw him off his two-wheeler on Sunday morning.

Immediately after the accident, when Singh was still conscious, he told his relatives that a police vehicle hit him near RD Tata School roundabout after which its driver fled.

The accident took place around 11am when Singh was on his way from Golmuri to Bistupur. Passers-by rushed to the spot and on Singhís directions, managed to contact his brother-in-law and other relatives who stay near his home in Namda Bustee.

Thatís when Singh told his brother-in-law that a police vehicle hit him. But, the relative refused to come on quote, saying he did not want harassment from police. ďHe (Singh) said that he saw the SUV was a police vehicle,Ē said the relative.

Singh lost consciousness 30 minutes after the accident. He was first rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospitalís emergency, but as his condition deteriorated, doctors on emergency duty referred him to Tata Main Hospital. However, the victimís family members took him to Steel City Nursing Home in Bistupur.

Doctors suspect brain haemorrhage. Singh also fractured his left hand and right leg.

Golmuri officer-in-charge Nehaluddin Khan said he was not aware of any mishap in any area under his jurisdiction on Sunday. When told that a police vehicle reportedly hit the biker, Khan said he would make inquiries. ASI Surendra Sharma of Sakchi thana, posted at MGM Medical College and Hospital, confirmed the road mishap, but said he failed to take the victimís statement as the latter was in no position to talk.

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