Two injured after being hit by Mercedes, driver arrested
New Delhi: In suspected hit and run case, two persons were injured after being hit by a Mercedes car in West Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area on Sunday. Police claimed that they have arrested the errant driver in the case.
According to police, on the intervening night of 11-12 January, a PCR call was received at about 2.30 am regarding an accident by an unknown vehicle on the ring road in Punjabi Bagh.
"At the spot, the victims, identified as Ravinder (23) and Rohit (24), both residents of Haryana, were found in an injured condition," said police.
The victims further told cops that they work in McDonald's Gurgaon and were returning from Murthal on their TVS Apache motorcycle.
"When they reached opposite Punjabi Bagh crematorium, an unknown car came from behind rashly and hit them and fled from the spot," said DCP (West) Monika Bharadwaj.
She further stated that however, the number plate of the offending vehicle bearing Delhi number fell at the spot. Both the injured were shifted to ESI hospital in Basai Darapur and were discharged after treatment.
A case under sections-279/337 of IPC was registered and the investigation was taken up.
Police claimed that during probe, the offending vehicle was found registered on the name of Manjit, a resident of Ambika Vihar and his son Gagandeep (28) was driving the vehicle at the times of the incident.
The accused has been arrested in this case. Further investigation is in progress.
Police claimed that the father of the accused owns some manufacturing unit in Vikaspuri area. The victim Ravinder's brother claimed that his brother went to Delhi for some work and was returning when the incident took place.
"He was taking U-turn and slowed down his vehicle when the car drove rashly hit the motorcycle and fled," said victim's brother.
The complaint was given by Ravindra Singh who told cops that he and his friend Rohit fell far away from the motorcycle. His friend Vicky, Vinod and the police admitted them to hospital. Meanwhile, an investigator claimed that it was not hit and run case.
"The crowd started to gather around the spot but he did not stop due to fear and fled from the spot and later arrested," a police officer said. The officer further added that the victims were coming from Murthal after having food when the incident took place.
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