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Speeding Mercedes hit & run: One killed, another injured

Speeding Mercedes hit & run: One killed, another injured

New Delhi: A speeding Mercedes car crushed to death a 35-year-old fruit seller and mowed down another who is battling for his life in Delhi's Dwarka late on Sunday night.

The logo of Mercedes was found on the spot and hence the police suspect it was a Mercedes car. The fruit seller who died has been identified as Sarvesh and the injured as Inder, 30.

They were returning with their carts from a local weekly market when the accident took place at the Ganpati Chowk in Dwarka's Sector 9. The eye witness and caller of the incident has also been examined. He stated that he has not seen the hitting vehicle. He works in Call centre and was coming back to home and saw 02 injured persons lying on the roads with fruits were spread all over the road. So he call the police by dialing 100 No.

Police said they received a call about the accident at 11.54 pm.

Police suspect the impact was so severe that the logo of the car broke and fell on the accident spot. However, the police said it wasn't enough to confirm the make of the offending vehicle at this stage of the investigation. No eyewitnesses to the accident has emerged so far though the police is investigating to get any leads about the tragic accident. The impact of the accident was so severe that the injured Inder almost lost his leg after being hit by the car. Sarvesh, on the other hand, died of severe head injuries. Though he was rushed to the DDU hospital but was declared brought dead by the doctors.

The deceased Sarvesh and the injured Inder both were residents of Mainpuri in UP. Inder resided in Srinivaspuri in South East Delhi.

"Inder has suffered multiple fractures in his pelvic bones and lower part of the body including legs. The doctors are keeping a constant eye on him.

He has been operated on," said a senior police officer. The family of the deceased and the injured have been informed about the accident by the police. The body of Sarvesh would be handed over to the family after the postmortem.

Though the cops have found a Mercedes logo, they are still waiting for Inder to be fit enough to give a statement. Cops think that Inder cold provide vital details of the offending vehicle which prima facie looks like to be a Mercedes car.

It seems that the speeding car after hitting the carts of both the fruit sellers was in high speed and did not stop after the accident. "A case has been registered under section 279, 337 and 304 A and a manhunt has been launched to identify and arrest the accused.

Our team is also scanning the CCTV cameras around the area to see if any trace of the offending vehicle is found. Several teams have been formed to crack the case," said a senior police officer. A team has also been assigned to verify the model of the Mercedes based on the logo found from the spot.

Detail of about 4000 Mercedes car have been obtained from Road Transport Authority and are being segregated on the basis of ownership detail.

Zafar Abbas

Zafar Abbas

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