Family of hit-and-run victim cries foul over police inaction
The family of a 50-year-old hit-and-run victim on Sunday accused the Delhi Police and government officials concerned of inaction in the matter.
The accusation comes as Delhi Police faced flak for its handling of the brutal murder on Thursday of a Class XI girl student in Anand Parbat area of Central Delhi. The youth wing of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest outside Delhi Police headquarters over “police inaction” in the murder case of the 19-year-old who, her family said, was being stalked by her assailant for two years.
Dalbir Singh Gosain (58), died after an unidentified car hit him near the Central Secretariat in the national Capital on June 13. He was working as an upper division clerk in the Home ministry. “He was walking back from office when a speeding car hit him. He was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, where he breathed his last on the morning of July 14,” his daughter-in-law Seema Gosain said.
“The whole road is under CCTV surveillance but officials claim that the footage is not clear... there were two cars passing by at the same time hence facts cannot be verified. What is the use of CCTVs then,” she asked.
“We wonder if the car belonged to some VVIP... they are trying to hush up the matter,” she added.
When contacted, a senior police official said: “An FIR was lodged in North Avenue police station but was later transferred to Mandir Marg police station.” He said he could not provide an update in the case since he was not in office, it being a Sunday.
Delhiites experience overcast Sunday
The national Capital witnessed an overcast Sunday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average. The Met office has forecast rains in the evening. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said there will be light rain across the city and the sky will remain overcast throughout the day. “The city will receive rain towards the evening. The maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 35 degrees Celsius,” an IMD official said. Humidity at 8.30 am was recorded 81 percent. Saturday’s maximum temperature was recorded at 33.7 degrees Celsius, normal for the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.