Cattle smugglers crush cop to death while fleeing in UP’s Jaunpur

, 2:23 PM IST

Jaunpur: A policeman was on Friday run over by suspected cattle smugglers while attempting to intercept their vehicle at a checkpoint in Kotwali area.

Triloki Tiwari, posted as head constable, sustained serious injuries after he was crushed by the van carrying cattle at Badlapur check point early in the morning, police said. Tiwari was rushed to the district hospital and then referred to Varanasi, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Superintendent of police Atul Saxena said Tiwari, who hailed from Kaimur district in Bihar, was posted at Saraipokhta outpost for several years. He was responding to a wireless message, sent around 3 am, that smugglers were transporting cattle in two vehicles. The SP said the smugglers escaped from the spot after the incident.