Five rich brats allegedly under the influence of alcohol, including a bureaucrat’s daughter, crashed their speeding vehicle into a truck and then hurled abuses at its owner and mediapersons taking stock of the situation on Saturday. The group then casually drove away minutes later.
The local police quietly witnessed the entire episode as it unfolded in the Andrews Ganj area at 3 a.m.
“The group that included three women and two men was en route Chirag Delhi from Connaught Place when the accident took place,” said a senior police officer requesting anonymity.
According to the police, the errant vehicle, a Volkswagen Passat, was zooming away at a speed of around 120 kmph when it rammed into a stationary truck parked adjacent the Andrews Ganj bus stop.
“The truck was safely parked on the left side of the carriageway as labourers deposited rubble from a nearby construction site on it. The driver of the errant vehicle seems to have lost control of the car since both its front airbags were found popped after the accident took place,” the officer said.
The nuisance began immediately after the accident.
“The occupants of the car got out and started hurling abuses at the truck driver even as he was ascertaining the damage that they had caused to the heavy vehicle’s rear,” said a media professional who did not wish to be named.
When the media person approached the errant driver with his video camera, a woman in her mid-twenties, identified as Shivani (she goes only by her first name), snatched it and threw it on the ground, all the while swearing at him and the rest of his crew.
“When I asked her to explain what my fault was, she physically assaulted me even as police officers who had reached the scene stood around as mute spectators,” he said.
According to the police, the group started dropping names and challenging everyone from bystanders, to the media and even the police officers.
“Even as we were informing senior officers about what had transpired, a silver SUV appeared and they fled the scene,” said the officer.
The police said they had traced Havneet Singh, the son of a Punjabi Bagh-based businessman with the help of documents discovered from the wrecked car’s boot. “Havneet was booked for rash and negligent driving. He has been released on bail,” said H.G.S Dhaliwal DCP (south).