Bizman killed after his car rams into Delhi Metro pillar in Rohini

Bizman killed after his car rams into Delhi Metro pillar in Rohini

A businessman died when his speeding Skoda Laura car first hit a divider and then rammed into a Delhi Metro pillar in outer Delhi’s Rohini in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Police have not ruled out that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. His family, however, alleges that looking at the condition of the vehicle it seems that the car was rammed from behind by another vehicle.

The deceased has been identified as Sumit Balwaani, 25, a resident of north west Delhi’s Ashok Vihar. “We had received a call about the incident at 4.40 am. At the spot we found a damaged Skoda Laura car with an occupant stuck inside. A fire tender was called in and gas cutters were used to rescue the victim,” said Vikramjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer).

Intoxication suspected
Sumit was allegedly driving in an intoxicated condition. “He was returning home after visiting his father’s factory in outer Delhi’s Narela,” another police officer added. The car was heading from Rithala towards Madhuban Chowk. The impact was so severe that it was reduced to a mangled heap of metal.

A passerby informed police after which a fire tender was also rushed for the rescue operation. “Sumit had to be taken out from the roof of the car using gas cutters,” the officer said.

Sumit was rushed to Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. A case under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered with North Rohini police station.

The initial investigation suggests that Sumit lost control of the vehicle due to speeding and hit a divider. The vehicle then rammed into the Delhi Metro pillar.

Sumit’s body was handed over to his father after post-mortem. He was survived by his mother, sister and a younger brother.