IAF staffer dies after car rams bike, driver held
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.