The jawan, Sikandar Mandal, who was posted at Ranchi, was arrested following the incident, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Animesh Naithany said.
The incident occurred Wednesday night near Kaju Pahar under the Paljhori police station when a vehicle checking drive was on. Mandal, who was allegedly in an inebriated state, ran over the police constable Sanjeev Kumar, injuring him seriously, Naithany said.
Kumar was immediately rushed to a hospital in Deoghar district where the doctors declared him “brought dead”, the police officer said.
The victim was a resident of Meherma village under Godda district while Mandal is a resident of Jermundi in Dumka district.
The body of the constable has been sent for post-mortem examination, Naithany added.
The motorcycle of the jawan has been confiscated. PTI COR BS