Days after Swiggy agent killed, minor detained for rash driving

A Swiggy delivery agent, on his way to meet his friends along with his cousin, was declared dead at the RML hospital after the minor’s SUV crashed into it

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A 24-year-old individual has been apprehended on charges of committing a homicide involving his co-worker at the Survey of India organization. The incident occurred in the RK Puram area of southwest Delhi. The suspect has been identified as Anish, a resident of RK Puram Sector-2. The victim, Mahesh, was employed at the Survey of India office located in the Defence Officers Complex in Sarojini Nagar. According to law enforcement authorities, the motive behind this tragic incident revolved around a financial dispute. Allegedly, Mahesh had lent Anish a substantial sum of Rs 9 lakh. Tensions escalated when Mahesh insisted on the repayment of the loan and criticized Anish for extravagant spending on his girlfriend. The series of events began to unravel on August 29 when the RK Puram Police Station received a distress call from Mahesh's brother, Anesh. Anesh reported that his sibling had gone missing. He recounted that Mahesh had left their residence on August 28, approximately around 12:30 PM, informing his wife that he was going to meet his colleague, Anish, at RK Puram Sector 2. However, Mahesh never returned home, as confirmed by the senior police officer. Manesh, Mahesh's brother, and his sister-in-law subsequently contacted Anish to inquire about Mahesh's whereabouts. Anish claimed to have met Mahesh at his residence but asserted that Mahesh had departed for his own home shortly thereafter. He even pledged his assistance in the family's search for Mahesh. As the investigation unfolded, it was determined that Mahesh's last known location was in Faridabad, Haryana. Law enforcement officers conducted inquiries in the area but found no evidence of Mahesh's presence there. During their interrogation, the authorities questioned several potential suspects, including Anish. It was during this questioning that Anish admitted to the murder of Mahesh, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Manoj C. Anish confessed that Mahesh had been relentlessly pressuring him for the loan repayment and had subjected him to humiliation. Feeling cornered, Anish decided to take a drastic step. On the day Mahesh went missing, he had received a call from Anish, who had invited him to his residence in RK Puram. Tragically, when Mahesh arrived, Anish committed the heinous act, subsequently burying Mahesh's body near his own house where sewer construction was underway. As a result of Anish's confession, the police were able to recover Mahesh's remains near Anish's residence. Additionally, they seized a substantial sum of Rs 5 lakh in cash, two vehicles utilized in the commission of the crime, and the murder weapon from Anish's possession. (Representational photo)

A minor has been detained by the Delhi police after the SUV he was driving rammed into a Swiggy agent’s motorcycle, leaving the latter fatally injured.

The accident took place at D B Gupta road in the wee hours of last Friday when the deceased, Rahul Kumar, was on his way to meet his friends.

Kumar, a Swiggy employee from Gole Market, was travelling with his cousin.

Around 1:20 am, according to the police, they received a PCR call regarding the accident. The accused minor and his friend – who is a foreign national – abandoned the car at the spot and ran away while Kumar succumbed to his injuries at RML hospital.

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The police first reported a crime in accordance with IPC sections 279 and 337 (rash and negligent driving). Later, the officers went to the owner’s residence, where the accused, a student of class 11, was detained after information about the car was collected from the transport department as part of their investigation. To the current FIR, IPC Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) has been added.

In light of the recent accident, a senior police official stresses on the need for citizens to understand the gravity of the situation. “Even in this case, it was revealed in the investigation that the driver was a minor and a student of class 11. We get a lot of similar cases where minors are involved. They belong to the big and prosperous families, however there’s nothing to be proud of in committing a crime,” he states.

The investigation has also revealed that the accused’s father is a big name in the real estate market and was recently arrested in a multi-crore scam.

“Since the matter involves a minor, the case is to be handled by the Juvenile court and the procedures are to be followed. We are trying our best to take care of the city’s problems but the citizens too need to cooperate,” the official concludes.

Delhi has touched the mark of being one of the most accident prone cities of India. The city alone has registered a total of 2300 accidents in the first half of the year 2022. With several measures undertaken to control the traffic and the rising cases of accidents, the situation hasn’t changed a lot.


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Ali Fraz Rezvi covers heritage, history, literature and current social issues for the Patriot.