Thiruvananthapuram: The special branch of Kerala Police has submitted its report on the case of death of a man who was shoved on the road by a policeman and killed by a speeding car. The special branch has found serious lapses in the making of the case by a  deputy superintendent of police (DySP), following arguments over vehicle parking. Sanal, who was seriously injured, lay on the road for almost half an hour after being run over and later moved to the Neyyatinkara taluka hospital.

The incident took place at around 11 PM on Monday in Kodungavila, Thiruvananthapuram, when DySP B Harikumar and  Sanal were engaged in a verbal squabble over some parked vehicles. The fight began when the DySP couldn’t move his vehicle as Sanal’s vehicle was parked in front of his. He asked Sanal to move the car, and the car was moved.

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

According to the eyewitnesses, the DySP initially did not allow Sanal to be taken to the hospital. Later, When Neyyatinkara area's sub-inspector and guard reached the spot, a badly injured Sanal was found lying on the road. He requested them to get him admitted to a hospital.

Sanal was first admitted to the Neyyattinkara General Hospital where doctors recommended that he be moved to the Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram.

Instead of rushing him to the hospital, they first went to the station to pick a cop up and thus lost critical moments in the detour. While being taken to the hospital, Sanal lost his life at Pappanamcode. The report stated that his life could have been saved if he had been taken to the hospital on time.

A case has been registered against the DySP under IPC Section 302 at the police station. Two other policemen were also suspended. Sajesh Kumar and Shibu were suspended. The action was taken for failing to take Sanal to the hospital at the appropriate time.