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Hit and drag: Another case in one month, killing pattern now becoming a trend?

five people have been arrested and an FIR has been registered at Keshav Puram Police Station.

Delhi Hit And Run case

Delhi Hit And Run case

Hit and drag: One person is dead and another was taken to the hospital in Delhi after a car struck a scooter and pulled the rider on its roof for about 350 metres, according to the reports.

A scooty was hit by a car, sending the rider flying into the air as a result of the accident, and the rider was dragged along the roof of the vehicle for nearly 350 metres, according to a report.

As a result of the discovery of CCTV footage of the incident, a video of it has emerged online and is currently going popular on social media.

According to the report, five people have been arrested and an FIR has been registered at Keshav Puram Police Station.

“During patrolling between Prerna Chowk and Kanhaiya Nagar late at night on Jan 26, PCR van noticed that a car hit a scooty due to which the person on the pillion fell to the ground and the rider’s head got stuck between the car’s windshield and the bonnet,” Usha Rangnani, DCP North West said. Two men, identified as Kailash Bhatnagar and Sumit Khari, were riding the scooter when the car rammed into them.

“Still, the five occupants didn’t stop the car and dragged the rider and the scooty for 300-350 metres. PCR van chased them and nabbed two accused, rest three fled. Later they were arrested. Accused were apparently drunk. Rider of scooty died in hospital and the one in pillion hospitalised. Probe is underway,” DCP added.

According to police, Praveen alias Silli (20) and Divyansh–got down from the car and started fleeing the spot but were eventually arrested. Praveen was driving the car when it rammed into the scooter. Three others who were travelling in the car but had managed to flee after the accident–Om Bhardwaj, Harsh Mudgal and Devansh (all aged 19)–were arrested during the course of the investigation

It is to be noted that a similar case last month led to statewide outrage after a woman was killed after she was hit by a vehicle and dragged by the car after her leg got entangled in one of the car’s wheels in Delhi.

Similar Incident from Gujrat

In a similar incident, a 24-year-old man riding a motorcycle was killed after being hit by a car and dragged for almost 12km after being stuck under a four-wheeler in Surat district of Gujarat.

According to the news agency PTI, the hit-and-run occurred on the night of January 18 on the Kadodara-Bardoli road as the victim, later identified as Sagar Patil, was riding the bike with his wife in the rear seat.

“On the night of last Wednesday, Sagar Patil was riding a motorcycle with his wife Ashviniben on pillion when a speeding car hit the two-wheeler, but the driver did not stop and continued to drive. The woman fell. Patil was  found at the spot and was rushed to a hospital,” Hitesh Joysar, superintendent of police in Surat (Rural) quoted .

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