A week after road accident, Chandigarh woman constable succumbs to injuries, son critical

A Chandigarh police constable, who was hit by a speeding car while she was walking with her children near Shivalik Garden on April 15, Saturday succumbed to injuries during treatment, doctors said.

The body of Sharda, 31, was handed over to the family after a postmortem examination, the police said. The woman constable was posted in the challaning branch of UT Traffic Police.

The doctors had performed two surgeries on Sharda, who was admitted to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh with severe head injuries. Her son Tanishq, 8, who also received head injuries continues to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and has gone into a coma, the doctors said. Meanwhile, the daughter, Vaina, 11, was discharged after first aid.

The police have arrested the car driver, Raja Kumar Sharma, who escaped abandoning the vehicle at the accident site, said an officer. A case was registered at Mani Majra police station.

The accident took place at Mani Majra, when the car rammed onto the footpath and hit the police officer and her children around 8 pm. A family member said that the three were going to the house of Sharda’s sister at Mani Majra.

“We do not rule out the possibility of drunken driving. Sharma’s blood and urine samples were collected for the forensic examination. Constable Sharda succumbed to death around 3am today. We have added the charges of death due to negligent driving under Section 304A of IPC in the FIR against the car driver,” ASI Bhagat Ram, the investigation officer, said.

Sharda’s husband Parveen is also a constable with the Chandigarh Police. Her two elder sisters have been also serving in the Chandigarh Police. One of her elder sisters is a sub inspector (SI).

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