Officials from the Delhi police had remained mute over the entire incident.
New Delhi: The national capital continues to reel under the spate of horrific accidents involving high-end cars. In yet another incident, a 25-year-old man died after being hit by a speeding Audi at the ITO on Saturday night. The entire incident was recorded by a passerby. The accident took place just a few metres ahead of the police headquarters.
The accident took place at around 11 pm near the road on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. The car was coming from Delhi Gate. Manoj alias Kubdan Yadav, who hails from Supol in Bihar and worked in a juice shop nearby, was crossing the road after offering food to the homeless. As he was crossing the road, a white colour Audi car, driven in a rash and negligent manner, hit Manoj. As a result of the collision, Manoj was tossed up in the air and fell on the iron railing median which killed him.
Officials from the Delhi police had remained mute over the entire incident. Repeated calls to the jurisdictional police station went unanswered. Only after the video came out on late Sunday evening, did the officials break their silence.
The eyewitnesses present at the spot told the police that it was a white coloured Audi car. Before the onlookers could rush towards Manoj, the car had sped away.
According to the eyewitness, Manoj was stuck on the iron railing for a long time. The police sources said that a PCR call was received at around 11.30 pm, following which a local police team rushed to the spot and took the victim to the LNJP Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
A police official, who is privy to the probe said that the police are yet to trace the vehicle. A case under Section 279 and 304 A of the Indian Penal Code is registered. A probe has been ordered in this connection.