A 61-year-old cyclist was run over and killed by a Hyundai i-10 at India Gate on Sunday morning. The driver of the car—a businessman’s son—was reportedly drunk at that time. The victim, identified as Sheetal, a vegetable vendor in Sitaram Bazar, north Delhi, was on his way home.
“Sheetal was passing through the India Gate-Patiala House crossing, when Sunil Mittal, who was under the influence of alcohol, failed to spot Sheetal and rammed into him,” said Shankar Dash, additional commissioner of police, New Delhi.
Police said Mittal is the son of a businessman and works as a junior executive with a garment firm in Gurgaon.
“He was on his way home in Kirki village in south Delhi when the incident,” said a senior police officer. The car turned turtle when Mittal lost control after the accident and hit a pole.
“A medical test has confirmed that Mittal was under the influence of alcohol and he has been arrested,” added Dash.
In another incident, a Delhi Police Head Constable was run over and injured when he tried to stop a businessman for jumping a red light, police said. The incident took place near Shalimar Bagh late on Saturday when the accused, Manoj, was returning to his Kirti Nagar residence.
“Head Constable Jaipal Singh was manning a picket with two constables when he saw Manoj jump a red light and attempted to stop him,” said a senior police officer. According to police, Manoj tried to flee but Singh jumped on to the car’s bonnet and tried to stop him.
“However, not only did Manoj not stop, he also dragged Singh for about 300 metres and ran over him after he fell down,” added the officer.
Manoj was chased down and arrested. Singh is in hospital and his condition is said to be serious.