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Speeding Mercedes mows down 30-yr-old

india Updated: May 27, 2011 23:28 IST
HT correspondent

A 30-year-old collection agent was killed after his bike was hit and then dragged by a speeding Mercedes car on Thursday evening in Mehrauli area of south Delhi, police said.

According to the police, the car hit the bike from the side; the driver left the car and fled from the spot after the accident. The incident took place in front of Mittal farmhouse.

Police said the position of the bike at the accident spot suggested that it was a head-on collision with the luxury car.

The police are now trying to establish how the biker jumped the divider to be in the same carriageway as the car.

The Mercedes car was being driven by businessman Ramesh Khaitan (55). He was arrested for causing death due to rash and negligent driving and was later released on bail.

Khaitan reportedly told the police in his statement that the motorcycle suddenly came in front of his car and he wasn't able to apply brakes on time. However, the FIR, which is based on the observation of the investigating officer, suggests that Khaitan was driving rashly.

The Khaitan family didn't wish to comment on this as the matter is under investigation.

"On the basis of statement of eyewitnesses we are trying to establish the sequence of events. The bike was hit by the car and the victim, identified as Rahul Mehra, fell from his two-wheeler," said a senior police officer requesting anonymity.

Rahul Mehra was rushed to AIIMS trauma centre by PCR staff but he was declared brought dead at the hospital. According to police, Mehra was working as a collection agent for a private company based in Sadar Bazar and had gone to collect money from his clients in Mehrauli.

"He was returning on his Pulsar bike and was carrying R5 lakh in a bag," the officer added.

According to the FIR, the Mercedes car bearing registration number DL 3C BV 0973 was coming from Mehrauli- Gurgaon road and going towards 100 Phuta road.

It hit the Pulsar bike from the side in front of Mittal gardens farmhouse. Police said Ramesh Khaitan lives in a farmhouse nearby.

A case of rash and negligent driving has been registered at Mehrauli police station and further investigations on.