Speeding car kills bike rider in Rani Bagh

Speeding car kills bike rider in Rani Bagh

Motorcycle skikked for a few metres after collision

A speeding car killed a cook and injured his two friends who were travelling on a motorcycle in north west Delhi’s Rani Bagh area, the police said on Sunday.

Soon after the incident on Friday night, the driver of the car left the vehicle on the spot and escaped, the police said.

Shakti (20), a cook, died on his way to hospital while his friends Rohit (23), and Sujan (24), were admitted to Safdarjung hospital in a critical condition, the police said.

The police said Shakti, a native of Nepal, was working as a cook in Rani Bagh household.

A witness told the police that the impact of the collision was so strong that the bike skidded on the road for a few metres before coming to a halt.

"The injured remained on the road for 10-15 minutes till a passerby alerted the police control room for rushing in help," said a police official.

“He was going for some work with his friends when the accident took place,” the police said.

Shakti’s post-mortem was conducted in hospital and his body was handed over to his family members.

A rash driving case was registered by the police and a search was launched for the driver of the abandoned car.

“We are scanning through the transport department’s records to identify the owner of the offending vehicle,” said an investigator.

Motorists turn violent

In a separate incident, an argument between two motorists turned violent in east Delhi’s Sonia Vihar area on Saturday evening.

Kanta Prasad, a Sadar Bazar businessman living in Sonia Vihar, was beaten up by a youth and his friends, the police said. The accused sped away after leaving Prasad injured on the road, the police said.

The argument started after Prasad asked the youth not to touch his vehicle with his bike while stopping on red lights near Third Pushta in Sonia Vihar, the police said.

The youth was angered by Prasad shouting at him and called in his friends before beating up the traders, the police said.

Prasad told police, the accused picked up sticks from road side and a big spoon from an eatery before delivering blows on his arm, head and back. The police said Prasad was taken to Jagparvesh Chand Hospital for treatment and a case of causing hurt was registered.

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