Amaravati : Four police personnel, including a Sub-Inspector, of the Armed Reserve were killed in a road accident on the National Highway-16 near Palasa in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday.
A lorry rammed into the police jeep when it was negotiating a turn, killing the four occupants on the spot. The deceased have been identified as K Krishnudu (AR-SI), Y Babu Rao and P Antony (head constables) and P Janardhana Rao (constable-driver).
The Armed Reserve Sub-Inspector, two head constables and a constable were returning to Srikakulam after handing over the body of a deceased Army jawan to his family at Bhairi Sarangapuram village, state Director General of Police D G Sawang said in a release here.
The DGP directed the Visakhapatnam Range Deputy Inspector General and Srikakulam district Superintendent of Police to conduct a detailed inquiry into the mishap and submit a report.
Losing four personnel on duty was a deep loss to the police department, Sawang said. The DGP said the police department would stand in support of the bereaved families.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, in a message, expressed grief and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.