402 vehicles, 45 pedestrians, PCR van left him to die
It’s hard to believe but the factual data based on the CCTV footage of the accident reveals that 403 vehicles including a PCR van passed from the accident spot and 45 pedestrians crossed the spot between 5.40 pm (time of the accident) and 6.09 pm (when the victim’s friend spotted him). The 403 vehicles include 140 cars, 82 three-wheelers, 181 bikes. And most of them have seen the victim lying in a pool of blood and none of them have come forward for help. Ironically, a patrolling PCR van too did not see the victim; else he would have been saved.
The accident took place on Wednesday at around 5.40 pm when a speeding tempo hit Matibul from behind, the driver stopped the vehicle, came out and after seeing him lying in a pool of blood, he fled away. Senior officers said: “Action will be taken against the PCR van for ignoring the victim — intentionally or unintentionally. Also the accused driver of the tempo has been identified as Rajesh (25) a milk supplier, a resident of Mahavir Nagar and has been arrested. The vehicle has been impounded.”
It is important to mention that the victim succumbed to his injuries one hour after the accident. Another tragic moment after the accident was captured when a person noticed the victim lying at the roadside in a pool of blood but he was more interested in stealing his mobile phone that had fallen after the accident.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police have slapped harsher charges on the accused driver and converted Section 304(a) (causing death by negligence) to 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC.