The death of Sanjay Gulati in the infamous BMW-hit-and-run case still haunts his family, who have lost all hope of attaining justice. This includes his 14-year-old son Pulkit, who is ready to give up his dream of becoming a software engineer, after the financial troubles that have followed.
The Gurgaon police filed a chargesheet in the case on August 22 after repeated delays. In his first ever interaction with the media after the demise of his father, Pulkit has alleged that the city police are deliberately delaying the investigation.
Sanjay, 42, who lived with his wife and son in Rajouri Garden, was killed when a speeding BMW rammed his Indigo car on May 5 this year. After working as a driver for 10 years, Sanjay had been running a fleet of five cars for the past five years. “My father had taken loans to buy the cars. Now, the bank has seized the cars loans, as we were unable to pay the monthly installments after his demise,” Pulkit said.
The incident also claimed the life of a pregnant woman, Kshama Chopra, and critically injured her parents and husband.
A student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Delhi, Pulkit had to discontinue his studies as the family moved to Jammu, their native place. “I was in school when I heard about my father’s accident. I immediately rushed to the hospital, where I was told that he was no more,” said Pulkit.
The Gulati family has alleged a police cover-up in the case. “The local police harassed us, but somehow my mother and I managed to reach Jammu the next day. It’s been three months now, but no one has been arrested. It seems that there is no one to raise a finger at the police and the local administration,” he added.
“My hope to get justice will be restored only when the culprit is brought to book. It is no longer ‘satyamev jayate’ for me,” said the teenage son.