Overspeeding 'Audi' kills juice vendor at ITO
In a freak accident, a juice vendor was killed in a road accident near the Pratap Bhawan building after he was allegedly hit by a speeding Audi car on Saturday night. Manoj (25), was flung around 30 feet in the air after the impact of the speeding car and landed on the iron divider splitting his body into two parts.
Even though the incident took place just a stone's throw away from the Delhi Police headquarters, the police are yet to make any headway in the case and have not even confirmed whether the car was infant a speeding Audi.
So far the police have registered a case under section 279 (Rash driving) and 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder ). Further, sources have claimed that CCTV footage of the speeding car has been captured, however, the license plates are not clear in the footage.
According to his co-workers, Manoj used to stay in the Press area with his brother. Both of them are residents of Bihar's Supaul area and have been working in Delhi for the past eight years. Manoj was working at the Subhash Juice shop during the time of the accident.
"It was around 11 in the night. We were all wrapping up our work and he was crossing the road. A speeding white Audi car which was coming from the Delhi gate area hit him and he was flung till the height of the traffic light and landed on the barrier dividing the two roads. It was a gory incident," said Bacha who works in an eatery near the juice stall.
Two bikers who witnessed the accident had taken a U-turn and alerted the people who soon gathered at the spot. The passersby told this paper that four youths were in the speeding car and screaming during the time of the incident. Within five minutes a PCR call was made. The victim was rushed to LNJP hospital where he was declared brought dead.
"Manoj had already bought train tickets for Diwali. He used to work really hard and wanted to meet his wife and two children," said one of his colleagues from the juice shop. His body has been sent to his native village for his funeral.