Rayagada, Apr 16: In a bare demonstration of defiance towards the Covid-19 restrictions, a bike rider hit a policeman to left him critical during a mask checking drive at Kapilash chhak in Rayagada on Friday morning.
The incident took place during the morning hours today while a group of police men had been deployed at Kapilash chhak and tried to detain a speeding Royal Enfield Bullet rider.
Instead of stopping his bike the accused tried to escape from the spot to evade the fine which could have been imposed on him due to not wearing face mask. In the bid he hit a policeman on duty who sustained critical head injury.
“The injured cop has been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). Though he is out of danger now, his injury is critical in nature. We are noted the Registration Number of the bike involved in the accident and efforts are on to trace the rider,” informed Sarat Chandra Panda, Additional District Magistrate.