Attempts to decimate an old and dilapidated water tank proved fatal in police lines of Raipur in Chhattisgarh.
At least one of the police constable is said to have crushed under the rubble and another on also sustained injuries.
The accident took place when the water tank was being brought down because it had become threatening and could have fallen on its own endangering lives.
But the water tank suddenly gave in and the constable got trapped in the rubble and debris.
The constable identified as Jai Singh, originally from Gazipur in Uttar Pradesh, died on the spot.
The other constable identified as NK Vyas has been rushed to the hospital. He was serving as driver in the police lines.