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Bike-rider hits police officer patrolling streets

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar 

A police officer patrolling the

streets to ensure lockdown for containing coronavirus suffered head injuries when a motorbike-rider knocked him down in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Wednesday, officials said.

A police team spotted a 20-year-old man, identified only as Rajbar, riding a two-wheeler near Evershine Nagar but when they tried to stop him, he allegedly tried to flee and knocked down sub-inspector Sanil Patil (27).

Patil was rushed to hospital. He was found to have fractured his skull, said a police official of Waliv police station.

Rajbar was arrested and booked under IPC section 353 (assaulting public servant), he added.

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First Published: Wed, March 25 2020. 16:54 IST