Pedestrian dies after being struck down by speeding cop

Dead: Rupert Singh

A pedestrian was on Wednesday evening struck down and killed by a speeding car being driven by a policeman along the Farm Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD). The dead man has been identified as thirty-four-year-old Rupert Singh of Southeast Grove, EBD.
Based on reports received, at about 21:40h, a police constable who was on his way to the mining town of Linden in his white Toyota Allion, PAD 6809, reportedly struck down Singh and drove away.
Singh was picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens and taken to the Diamond Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
On Tuesday, at about 6:00h, the police constable reported sick, claiming he had suffered a fractured hand, and he went to seek medical attention. At about 9:00h, the constable returned from the hospital with a seven-day medical certificate, but at about 13:45h, he contacted one of his seniors and reported that he had struck a pedestrian on Wednesday evening and had driven away.
As such, the suspect was arrested at his home, and is presently in custody, assisting with investigations. His motorcar has also been impounded and is expected to be inspected by a certifying officer.