A 21-year-old on his way back from a party was involved in multiple hit-and-run cases on Monday morning. Two people died and one person was critically injured, the police said.
According to police, Rishabh – a resident of west Delhi’s Janakpuri — was driving his father’s Honda City car at a speed of over 100 kmph and hit 3 persons over a 1.5 km stretch before he was stopped and caught.
He was described to be drunk behind the wheels.
The video of his first victim, an elderly, being thrown several meters in the air with ferocious speed before landing on a tree has gone viral.
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Quoting police, PTI reported that the first victim was Kameshwar Prasad, a government employee, who was out for morning walk.
But Rishabh did not stop, the police said. He drove on and next hit 40-year-old Santosh, who was cleaning cars in a residential area. He sped away again, driving in the wrong lane, and then hit 67-year-old Ashwani Anand, a property dealer who also was out for a morning walk with a neighbour.
CCTV footage recovered from the area showed Anand’s accident. In the footage, which surfaced later in the day, Mr Anand could be seen noticing the car and trying to escape by running towards a pavement. But the car did not stop, and hit him.
A police patrolling team chased and intercepted Rishabh after covering quite a distance. Police said Rishabh was in such a state that he couldn’t even manage to stand up. He was produced before the magistrate late last evening and has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
When he was finally apprehended by a constable, he came out of his car and asked the cop if he had a cigarette lighter.
Santosh, who was critically injured, is battling for his life. The police said he is not in a condition to give his statement.
The car, which is registered in Rishabh’s father’s name, has been seized. The police said they found liquor bottles inside.
Rishabh, the son of a businessman — is a student of business administration in a college under a prominent government university in Delhi. He has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other charges under Indian Penal Code and Motor Vehicles Act, said senior police officer Pushpendra Kumar.