This horrible hit-and-run video went viral on social media after the accident took place at Delhi University’s North Campus on Wednesday. The 18-year-old boy in the BMW was on his way from college. The youth, identified as Abhinav Saini, was later released on bail. The victim, Shivender (50), worked as a daily wage laborer and lived in the local streets. In the footage, we can see Shivender, wearing a long kurta, attempting to cross the road. As he is walking towards the road, a red BMW hatchback is seen approaching at high-speed. The victim, seeing the car, makes a dash to cross the road but is hit by the car.
Right then, he crashed on the car’s bonnet and windshield, before falling off on the road. We can also see the car stopping for a few seconds, before fleeing from the crime scene. Passersby are also seen shouting at the car driver as he speeds away.
Post the proper interrogation, concerned police authority Jatin Narwal said that the vehicle was coming from Kamla Nagar market. Saini has been charged under sections of rash driving and causing death due to negligence. His father, Milind Saini, is a businessman from Punjabi Bagh area in west Delhi. Police officers said that following the accident, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
During the inspection of the crime scene, a three-foot-long part of the car, which had broken off during the collision, was recovered by the police. Cops sought information about the part from manufacturers and over 500 cars of the same make was checked in Delhi-NCR. The information received from the broken part, along with the CCTV footage, helped cops nab Saini two days later. He was taken for a medical examination to check for his blood alcohol levels. The report, however, came negative.
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The youth then spilled the beans during the interrogation, went saying that he came back to accident site later to check the condition of the victim, but did not find anyone there. As he was inquiring about the accident, vagabonds at the spot started abusing and threatening him, following which he panicked and fled.