23-year-old man crushed to death

A 23-year-old man was crushed to death on wee hours of Saturday by an unidentified vehicle, which hit his motorbike near the Mahadev statue on the Gurgaon to Delhi carriageway on NH-8, police said.

Vikram Pal, a resident of south-Delhi’s Lodhi Road was rushed to the Indian Spinal Injuries Center in Vasant Kunj by people who saw him lying on the road. Vikram was admitted in a critical state and succumbed to his injuries in an hour, said a police source.

The police, however, claimed to have found no eye-witnesses in the case, though the road is quite busy around 6.20 am, when the police reportedly received the accident call. The vehicle was not identified till Saturday evening, but the probe is underway. A case has been registered under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC, said a police official. On May 7, it was first reported on Millennium Post, that as many as six hit-and-run cases everyday take place, in which the perpetrators never get identified. Of the average six per day, around two such incidents claim lives. 

In 2014, the perpetrators could not be tracked in as many as almost 2,250 hit-and-run cases, of which around 662 were fatal. So far in 2015, around 740 such incidents have already been reported, and fatal cases have touched the 200-mark, revealed records of the Delhi Traffic Police.

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