Driver Thrashed By Traffic Policeman For Overtaking Him In Bolangir

**Bolangir: ** In an shocking incident, a pick up van driver was thrashed by a traffic policeman at the Bolangir-Titlagarh National Highway (NH 56) on Wednesday evening.

According to reports, the pick up van driver allegedly overtook a bike the traffic police was riding. Angry over this, the traffic policeman instructed the driver to stop the van and started beating him with his belt. The driver sustained head injuries and was rushed to the hospital.

The driver, identified as Satrughan Meher of Surpada, Paintala block here was driving a pick up van with registration number OD03F7430 is now admitted at the hospital. While, the accused police officer, Prashant Bhoi is still absconding.

Meher said, ” The traffic policeman was under the influence of alcohol and beat me up with his belt for overtaking him on the national highway.”

A case has been registered by the Bolangir Town Police Station. They have started investigating into the matter and are searching for the accused traffic policeman.