Car, scooter that met with the accident | Photo: Mathrubhumi News/ Screengrab
Kochi: Kadavanthra inspector GP Manuraj has been named as an accused in a hit-and-run case from Thoppumpady last week.
The accident pertaining to the case took place last Thursday at Thoppumpady Bridge. A scooter rider was injured after being hit by a car allegedly driven by Manuraj.
Following the accident, the inspector drove the car for another two kilometres before halting at an isolated area. It is reported that a female doctor was inside the inspector's car at the time of the incident.
Later, Thoppumpady police arrived at the spot but refused to arrest the driver after realising it was Manuraj. The cops went back without taking further action and tried to settle the case.
Meanwhile, allegations are rife that the cops were not ready to register the case even after the injured youth filed a complaint. The police argued that the injured youth had no complaints, and the inspector parked the vehicle away from the bridge in order to avoid creating a traffic jam.
However, the Thoppumpady police were forced to register a case on Monday but purposefully omitted his name from the FIR. Later, senior officials intervened in the matter, and the inspector was named an accused in the case.
Further, the investigation has been handed over to the assistant commissioner, and a department-level probe is underway.