A week after an eight-month pregnant woman was killed by a speeding Mahindra Marshal car in Noida, the police have neither named nor arrested the accused.
Soon after the accident, the police had said the car’s two occupants — Raju and Pradeep of Rohtak — had also been injured. But they were not named in the FIR, nor were they taken into custody during their treatment at a Delhi hospital.
The two have since then been shifted to a Rohtak hospital even as the Noida police are waiting for them to court arrest. “We have seized the vehicle. We will also arrest the accused. We believe the driver will, in any case, turn up to claim the vehicle,” said a top police official.
On July 29, Naveen Nagarajan and his wife Anupriya were returning to their Noida Sector 47 home from Ghaziabad when their car was hit by a Mahindra Marshal car, killing Anupriya and critically injuring Naveen.
Their family is still in a state of shock. “No one can compensate for our loss but we want action against the driver,” said Naveen’s father N Nagarajan. “We got an FIR registered but no police officer has contacted us to explain the status of the case,” he added. Anupriya’s parents have also come to Noida from Bhopal. “All we want is action against the accused,” said her father S Sridhar.
The Noida police have registered an FIR under IPC Sections 279 (rash driving), 304A (causing death by negligence), 338 (causing injuries and endangering life) and 427 (mischief causing damage). “We will soon send a police team to arrest the accused,” said Yogesh Singh, superintendent of police in Noida.