NEW DELHI :
A 35-year-old man from Noida, who worked in a software company, died of heart attack after his car was allegedly stopped by traffic police for checking papers. The father of the deceased has complained that traffic cops misbehaved with them during the checking.
The Noida Police has said the incident took place on Sunday evening in Ghaziabad and the traffic police personnel involved were from that district. The IT professional, who was a diabetic, was in his car with his elderly parents when the cops intercepted him for checking near the CISF Cut, according to a PTI report.
Vaibhav Krishna, SSP Gautam Budh Nagar said: "He died during the checking due to heart attack. As far as we have enquired there was no misconduct on the part of the police. Doctors confirmed that the deceased was diabetic. The case is in the jurisdiction of Ghaziabad and we have informed Ghaziabad police for further action."
The deceased's father alleged that they did not broke any traffic rule but a cop behaved arrogantly and even started striking their car with a lathi after which his son suffered from a heart attack and died.
"My son was driving the car while I was sitting beside him and my wife was seated on the back seat. We were wearing a seat belt, yet a traffic policeman started striking on the car with his lathi. My son stopped the car and was so shocked that he fell there only. We rushed him to the hospital but he was declared brought dead," said the father of the deceased.
He said officials from Sector 58 police station in Noida approached him on Monday. "I would not have to see this day had the traffic policemen spoken softly. I have lost my young son, my 5-year-old granddaughter has lost her father," he told them.
"I don't know who is going to look after her, take care of her in future. I am 65 already. Who would raise her and fulfil her basic needs," the man said.