Juvenile driver hits woman; cops to plea to try him as adult
In a close brush with death, a 40-year-old woman was hit by an out of control Ertiga car driven by a minor boy in South-west Delhi’s Dwarka area. The Delhi Police will urge Juvenile Board to treat the offender as an adult.
The car driven by the minor, had hit the woman and later rammed into another Wagon R car coming out of a housing society gate. The impact of the accident was such that the woman’s upper body was stuck underneath the Wagon R car which had turned turtle due to the impact of the collision. The entire incident has been captured in the CCTV cameras installed at the gate of an apartment.
According to the police, the incident took place on January 1. Kanta Anand (40) a resident of Pink Apartments at Dwarka was hit by the car as she moved out of the apartment.
In the CCTV footage, the 17-year-old boy can be seen speeding and approaching the woman. Anand was standing at the gate and within seconds was flung several metres in the air after being hit by the car.
The car then rams into the Wagon R which turned turtle and the women found herself trapped under the Wagon R .
The boy, who was trying to escape, was beaten up by the public as well. The parents of the boy were at a religious ceremony when the incident took place.
Anand is currently undergoing treatment at the Spinal injury institute. “We want her to recover soon. The doctor informed us that there is a fracture in her hip joint and she would be operated on Wednesday,” said a family member.
Senior police officers on the other hand revealed that the father of the accused has two cases of scuffle registered against him and runs a security agency in the area.
“We are going through all the aspects of the case to take tough action against the boy and his father. We will also move an application to treat the juvenile as an adult. The father of the boy was also issued a challan under the Motor Vehicle Act,” said Surendra Kumar, DCP, South-west.