Speeding BMW kills elderly man

Speeding BMW kills elderly man

The damaged BMW car which killed Om Dutt Chauhan (inset) while overtaking a bike near the Akshardham temple in East Delhi on Thursday morning. PTI

Om Dutt Chauhan was taking a walk near the Akshardham chowk when the BMW, which was trying to overtake a bike, hit him, killing him, police said. The accident took place near the house of the deceased.

The car overturned due to the impact. Three occupants of the car have been detained, they said.

The nephew of the deceased Sandeep Chauhan alleged that his uncle was not immediately taken to hospital.

"Police took the BMW occupants to police station first and then took my uncle to hospital. If they had taken prompt action, my uncle would have been saved," he claimed.

Police has denied the allegations.

A large number of locals gathered at the spot soon after the accident which took place at 6.30 am and protested the alleged police negligence.

Locals alleged that police left Chauhan at the spot and took the three BMW occupants to police station.

They claimed that Chauhan was conscious and police took 30 minutes to take him to hospital. He could have been saved if police had taken him to hospital in time.

Angry locals damaged the BMW, blocked traffic and shouted slogans. Senior police officials, including Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police I B Rani visited the spot and tried to pacify the locals.

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