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Mercedes hit & run: Injured succumbs; accused gets bail

Mercedes hit & run: Injured succumbs; accused gets bail

New Delhi: The 30-year-old fruit seller Inder, too, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday after being hit by a speeding Mercedes car in Dwarka. The accident on Sunday night claimed the life of Sarvesh, another fruit seller, after the speeding car hit both of them which left Sarvesh dead and Inder critically injured. The accused 28-year-old Nukul was arrested on Tuesday night and was produced in the court where the court granted him bail. Nukul was booked under sections 279, 304 A of IPC.

"The Mercedes car driver should be brought to book and get strict punishment for ruining our lives. Inder was looking for a match for our sister who is to be married soon but this Mercedes accident has ruined everything. Where will I go and what will I tell the family now," asked Rajiv, younger brother of Inder.

Inder and Sarvesh both were residents of Mainpuri in UP. The family said that Inder was unmarried and had come to Delhi about 8 years back. He was working as a fruit vendor and was staying with Sarvesh. Inder's father has already expired in 2007 and is survived by his mother, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. His brother rushed to Delhi from Mainpuri after hearing that Inder has met with an accident.

Ironically, the accused in the case Nukul, who was behind the wheels was granted bail by a Delhi court on Wednesday. Nukul is a local businessman from Raj Nagar, Palam Colony, and owns restaurants in Gurugram, grocery shop in Dwarka and is into sale and purchase of luxury cars. Police said that on the night of the incident, after closing his grocery shop at Sector 24, Dwarka, he along with his friends left for his residence. On the way, he mowed down two at Ganpati Chowk, opposite Manzil Sport, Sector 9, Dwarka. He immediately fled from the spot.

He dropped his friends at Ramphal Chowk and run away with the damaged vehicle. He hid the vehicle in Dwarka area on that night. Next day, he shifted it to a village. The police earlier obtained the list of 4675 Mercedes vehicles from the Transport Authority and through 9 police team consisting 55 police officials, checked the vehicles. As many as 40 service stations also scanned to know if the owner of the offending vehicle came for repair. Inder's body has been sent for postmortem after which the family would take it to his hometown Mainpuri, UP.

Zafar Abbas

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