Thiruvananthapuram, January 4 (IANS): A Kerala police officer was arrested after colliding with a two-wheeler in Trissur, Kerala. The policeman was found drunk.
The incident happened late Monday evening, as ASI Prasanth was returning to his police camp after attending a party.
In Kammara, the car that Prasanth was driving hit a two-wheeler, seriously injuring the two bikers. Onlookers were dismayed when the car didn’t stop and sped away.
But after driving a kilometer, the car came to a stop due to a punctured tire. Soon the locals gathered and found the people in the car drunk and called the police.
Later it was learned that Prasanth was an ASI attached to the Malappurram police camp.
A rage erupted and eventually the police team decided to register a complaint against Prasanth for drunk driving and his arrest was recorded.
Incidentally, this incident came hours after a Kerala Police official was seen kicking a passenger who did not have a Sleeper class ticket to travel in the reservation compartment at Kannur. The video went viral and the official was suspended.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called a meeting of senior officials and gave them a disguise. But, a few hours after this meeting, the Trissur incident took place.