Drunk advocate runs car over sleeping labourers in Jaipur, kills one

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2016 20:29 IST
Uday Sharma (centre), was arrested by the Mansarovar police on Sunday. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)

A man was killed and two others injured after being hit by a car at an intersection in Mansarovar early on Sunday morning. According to police, the motorist – Uday Sharma – was driving the vehicle in an inebriated condition.

“The incident occurred around 2 am on Sunday. The three labourers were sleeping near the Badarwas intersection when the car, coming from the direction of Nehru Nagar, ran over them,” said Kamal Nayan, SHO of the accident police station (south).

Nayan said the driver would have driven away, had one of his tyres not suffered a puncture in the incident. “He drove for around 100 metres before being arrested,” he added.

The victims – identified as Rajendra, Kamlesh and Pappu – were rushed to the SMS Hospital for treatment. While Rajendra – a native of Tonk district in Rajasthan – succumbed to his injuries, the other two were said to be in a critical condition.

“The accused has been identified as 25-year-old Uday Sharma, an advocate residing at Civil Lines. Initial tests found 231 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, while the permissible limit is just 30 mg,” said Nayan, adding that blood samples have been sent for further testing.

Sharma was reportedly returning from a party when the incident occurred. “Based on Pappu’s statement, we will register a case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against the accused,” the SHO said.

Siddharth Maharia, the son of an independent MLA, had rammed his BMW into an autorickshaw on July 2 – killing three people and injuring several others, including a policeman. Following that, the Jaipur police commissionerate began conducting raids outside bars and five-star hotels to apprehend people driving under the influence of alcohol.

“The fact that such accidents continue to occur goes to show that even citizens should be made aware of their responsibilities at some level,” said Nayan.

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