Thiruvananthapuram: An electrician was knocked down and killed by a speeding car while he was engaged in an altercation with a police officer on the road on Monday night. 

It is alleged that Neyyattinkara deputy superintendent of police B Harikumar pushed the electrician Sanal on the road and it resulted in the death of the latter as a speeding car killed him.

The police officer is currently missing and he has been booked for murder.

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Sanal was an electrician in Kodungavila, Thiruvananthapuram. The 32-year-old man was living with his wife and two children.

This incident took place around 11 pm on Monday in Kodungavila when the two were engaged in a verbal fight over their parked vehicles. 

The fight began when DySP couldn’t move his vehicle as the Sanal’s vehicle was parked in front of his. He asked Sanal to move the car, and the car was moved.

Following this incident, an argument began between the two. In the end, the DySP allegedly pushed Sanal on to the road, and later Sanal was hit by a speeding car.

According to the eyewitnesses, DySP initially did not allow Sanal to be taken to the hospital. Later, he was first admitted to the Neyyattinkara General Hospital, and experts recommended that Sanal be moved to the Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram.

Following this, Sanal was taken to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Those who saw the incident demanded that a case of murder be filed against the DySP.

The locals alleged that Sanal was taken to the Neyyattinkara police station first, instead of the hospital. The DySP has been suspended following this incident and a case has been registered against him under IPC Section 302 at the police station.