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Police officer arrested after pregnant woman's death

IANS  |  Tiruchirappalli 

A Police has been arrested after he kicked a on a busy road, forcing a pregnant woman who was riding to fall and die, officials said on Thursday.

The four-month pregnant woman, identified as Usha, was killed after crashing on the road in this city on Wednesday, triggering huge protests. The was taken into custody later. The 30-year-old woman wore no helmet.

"It is a clear case of murder. The initially allowed us to go. But this chased us and kicked the bike, resulting in my wife's death," her husband Raja, who was riding the bike without a helmet, told a television channel on Thursday.

Political leaders on Thursday demanded strong action against the erring Inspector, identified only as

Another man told the channel that should be booked for murder.

"When a dies on duty, the government announces compensation. Similarly, Usha's family should be given compensation as she was killed by a "

On Wednesday, a huge crowd massed on the road after the incident, shouting slogans against the police.

The protesters stoned several police vehicles. The police used batons to disperse the mob, injuring several people.

demanded strong action against the So did the BJP chief

was arrested for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

told reporters that the incident was "unfortunate and the has been taken into custody and a case has been registered".



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 14:02 IST