Youth killed after car he stole rams into truck
NEW DELHI: Stealing a car proved ominous for two young men, as minutes after they stolen the vehicle from an Ola cab driver, the car got into an accident and claimed the life of one of the two culprits in south west Delhi's Dwarka area on Sunday.
The other youth, meanwhile, is reported to be missing.
The cab reportedly rammed into a parked truck with a Rajasthan number plate. However, the truck was without a driver.
Police sources said they are searching nearby nursing homes, as they believe that the other youth might be looking for treatment.
According to police, the accident took place within two minutes of the car being stolen.
Around 12.23 am on Sunday, a PCR call was made about a carjacking in Dhul Siras area in Dwarka.
A couple of minutes later, another call was received that the car had got into an accident, near the red light at nearby Goyla Dairy.
A police team reached the spot and found that a severely injured youth was sitting beside the driver's seat.
The injured youth was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead. The deceased was identified as 22-year-old Ashish Danda, a native of Haryana.
Police sources said that the complainant Chandrapal had told cops that while he was returning home from Gurugram, the two accused youth had waylaid him and told him to drop them in Gurugram.
The driver, however, refused to entertain them. "The two youth then took out a knife and snatched the car key from my hand and drove away," the driver had said in his statement to the police. The two men had also left behind a motorcycle at the spot, which was later recovered by police.
After stealing Chandrapal's car, the youth drove towards Goyla Dairy, where they met with the accident and the accused driver fled the spot.
Tracing the motorcycle's address, a police team reached Majnu Ka Tila in north Delhi where the motorcycle owner to be missing. Police have registered the case under appropriate sections of the IPC.