Cop rams bike into stationary truck, dies at Bir Hospital

KATHMANDU: A policeman who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Kuleshwor of Kathmandu on Sunday night died during the course of treatment at Bir Hospital.

The deceased has been identified as Govinda Kumar Rawal of Chalati, in Kanchanpur district.

According to police, Rawal was constable at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Kirtipur.

The incident occurred after Rawal's speeding two-wheeler (Ba 52 Pa 654) hit the stationary truck (Na 7 Kha 1824) at Ganesh Mandir at around 10:45 pm yesterday, said police.

Rawal was admitted to the Bir Hospital's Intensive Care Unit where he breathed his last at around 1:45 am, informed the hospital.

Meanwhile, Kalimati-based Metropolitan Police Station has impounded both the vehicles and taken the truck driver into police custody for further investigation.