A police constable, P. Nagaraju, died in a road accident that took place on a culvert at Oppicherla here in the early hours of Friday. Gurazala CI M. Rajesh Kumar, SI P. Kiran and three other constables sustained minor injuries.

They were going for combing duty in the forest when a private bus coming in the opposite direction rammed into the jeep in which they were travelling.

The policemen were thrown thrown off the vehicle under the impact of the collision and Nagaraju died on the spot. The injured were given treatment in a private hospital in Gurazala. The bus driver was taken into custody.

Constable Nagaraju belonged to Undavalli village in Tadepalli mandal. He is survived by wife and an eight-month-old boy.