IAF staffer dies af­ter car rams bike, driver held

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New Delhi: A 35-year-old man who worked in the In­dian Air Force died and his col­league was in­jured, af­ter a Swift car hit their bike while they were head­ing to work in South Av­enue. The ac­cused driver fled from the spot but was ar­rested on Sun­day af­ter his car was iden­ti­fied as one parked in Rash­tra­p­ati Bhawan park­ing.

Po­lice said they re­ceived a PCR call from the other vic­tim, Jaj Singh, on Fri­day stat­ing that they have been hit by a car and that his col­league, Sher Viren­der Singh, is badly hurt. Sher Viren­der was taken to the hos­pi­tal, where he died dur­ing treat­ment.

Po­lice said that he and Sher were driv­ing to work, when his bike was hit at an in­ter­sec­tion by a car from be­hind. They lost bal­ance and fell. Sher’s head was crushed be­tween the bike and the road di­vider.

Jaj was un­able to note down the num­ber of the car, but de­scribed it with the help of on­look­ers. Po­lice said the CCTV footage of the area was scanned and the car was iden­ti­fied.

In­form­ers told cops that a sim­i­lar car was parked in the Rash­tra­p­ati Bhawan park­ing. On con­duct­ing a search, it was found to be­long to the same man who rammed the bike. He was iden­ti­fied as Rahul Bora (23). His fa­ther is an em­ploy- ee at the Rash­tra­p­ati Bhawan and they live in the res­i­den­tial area nearby, which is why his car was parked there. The man works at a pri­vate firm, cops said.

Bora was ar­rested and told cops that he fled think­ing no­body has been hurt and that he might be thrashed if he stopped.

Po­lice reg­is­tered a case un­der sec­tions 279 (rash and neg­li­gent driv­ing), 338 (caus­ing grievous hurt by act en­dan­ger­ing life or per­sonal safety of oth­ers) and 304 (A) (caus­ing death by neg­li­gence) of the IPC at South Av­enue po­lice sta­tion and took up in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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