Two inspectors of Delhi Police were killed in a tragic road accident on Monday night near Kundli border in Sonipat district of Haryana. The accident occurred when their car collided with a truck parked on the roadside due to dense fog and low visibility.
The victims were returning home after duty
The deceased officers have been identified as Inspector Dinesh Beniwal, who was posted in the Special Staff of the Northwest district, and ATO Inspector Ranveer, who was posted at Adarsh Nagar police station. They were returning to their homes in Sonipat in a personal car after completing their duty.
According to the police, the truck driver failed to operate the vehicle responsibly and suddenly applied brakes, causing the fatal collision with the police car driven by Inspector Beniwal. The force of the impact proved fatal, claiming the lives of both officers on the spot.
The police have registered a case against the truck driver and are investigating the incident. The bodies of the officers have been sent for postmortem and will be handed over to their families for the last rites.
The accident highlights the dangers of foggy weather
The accident has highlighted the dangers of foggy weather conditions that have been affecting the northern and northeastern parts of the country, especially Delhi, NCR and nearby areas. The temperature has dropped to 6 to 8 degrees Celsius in these regions, creating dense fog, low clouds and low visibility for the commuters.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued dense fog and cold wave warnings for the coming days. Dense to very dense fog is expected to persist in parts of Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.
The foggy weather has also increased the chances of accidents on the roads and railways, as well as disrupted flights at the airports. The authorities have advised the people to avoid unnecessary travel and follow the safety guidelines while driving in such conditions.
The accident mourned by the police fraternity and the public
The accident has been mourned by the police fraternity and the public, who have expressed their condolences and sympathy to the bereaved families of the officers. The officers have been hailed as brave and dedicated professionals who served the nation with utmost sincerity and courage.
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Rakesh Asthana, visited the accident site and paid his respects to the martyred officers. He also announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore each to the families of the officers, as well as a government job to one of their dependents.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, also expressed his grief and sorrow over the accident and offered his assistance to the families of the officers. He praised the officers for their exemplary service and sacrifice for the country.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, also tweeted his condolences and saluted the officers for their bravery and commitment. He said that the nation will always remember their contribution to the security and peace of the society.