Speeding car mows down rickshaw-pullers in Delhi, one dead

- June 10, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

According to a source, as the car hit the two men from the side, they did not even get time to move from there to save themselves

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A 45-year-old rickshaw puller died, and another was injured after being hit by a luxury car near the main gate of Ramjas College in north Delhi , police said.

The car, an Audi Q3, belongs to lawyer Virendra Mehta (56), a resident of Mukherjee Nagar. He was arrested and sent for a medical examination, according to the police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) M K Meena said Maurice Nagar police station received information about the accident at 1:16 pm.

Upon arrival, the police team found a white Audi Q3 at the scene. The driver had lost control of the vehicle and rammed into Govind and Ashok, who were sitting on a nearby bench, he said.

The injured rickshaw pullers were taken to Hindu Rao Hospital for treatment. Govind was later referred to LNJP, where he died during treatment, the DCP stated.

“Alcohol was not detected in the breath analyzer; however, a blood sample has been taken for FSL examination,” DCP Meena noted.

According to a source, the car hit the two men from the side, giving them no time to move to safety.

Police confirmed that legal action is being taken against the accused lawyer. (With inputs from PTI)