Accused says he tried to help Uber driver
The cabbie was at the Aurobindo Marg-Outer Ring Road intersection when the BMW X5 hurtled in from the direction of Panchsheel Park. Eyewitnesses said such was the impact of the crash that the Wagon R spun on its axis twice before coming to a halt. Islam’s head hit the steering wheel and he fell unconscious.
“When people gathered around both vehicles, the BMW driver stepped out of his car and enquired whether the cab driver was okay. He then immediately left the spot,” said Mohammad Mukhtar, who owns a shop nearby.
“When we pulled Islam out of the car, he had no visible injuries but was not responding. Apasserby even tried applying CPR on him, but he lay still,” says Mukhtar.
A passerby took the cabbie to a private hospital in his car. He was declared dead on arriv- al by the doctors.
It was found that Islam had dropped a passenger at a restaurant near Shahpur Jat and was waiting for another call when the BMW hit it. Locals Eyewitnesses said the impact was such that the WagonR driven by Nazrul Islam (right) spun on its axis twice before coming to a halt; BMW driver Shoaib Kohli has been arrested said cops informed Islam’s family in Gurgaon about the tragedy after reaching the hospital. The body was, meanwhile, sent for an autopsy.
Later, locals said another SUV driven by a woman rammed the BMW car that had been left on the road after the accident. Though no one was injured, both cars were damaged in the second crash.
Police said the BMW, which costs upward of Rs 70 lakh, was registered in Chandigarh in the name of a woman. Investigations revealed that his son, Shoaib Kohli, 24, was driving the car, heading to a friend’s house in Vasant Vihar.
Kohli told police that the cab had suddenly slowed down and could not control the BMW, which was at high speed. Kohli said he had tried to enquire about Islam’s condition, but the angry crowd started threatening him.
“We have arrested the driver and registered a case under section 304 A (causing death due to negligence) and 279 IPC (rash and negligent driving) against him,” said Chinmoy Biswal, additional DCP, south.