A case of hit-and-run has been reported in Kota, where a speeding luxury car killed two men riding a bicycle in Kotri area on May 2. Then men are absconding. The car reportedly belongs to a forest official, but it is not clear who was driving it at the time of the mishap.
The shocking incident came to light on Wednesday when CCTV footage recovered by the police showed that a speeding grey car hit two persons on a bicycle. The victims were flung into the air by the impact of the collision and then they landed on the ground with injuries.
While the person riding pillion— identified as Ravi Kumar (32) — died on the spot, the person riding the bicycle — named Anwar Hussain (70) — was taken to a hospital in Kota where he died on May 4.
The incident took place around 12.12 am when there is a thin traffic on the road.
The accused driver did not stop after the accident and drove away at high speed.
The victims worked as labourers with a wedding caterer and were returning from a ceremony in Nayapura area of Kota City when the incident took place.
Investigation officer and sub-inspector, traffic, Ramdayal Nagar, said that the car has been identified on the basis of the eyewitness accounts and CCTV footage.
When asked about the delay in tracing the car and the probe, he said, “The car did not have a number plate so it was difficult to trace it. But now the car has been traced and it belongs to a forest officer named Jai Singh”.
“Soon the car will be confiscated, which at present is at the car company’s service centre,” he said.
When asked who was driving the car, he said that no eyewitness had noticed the driver, so a notice will be served to the car owner to ascertain who was driving the car.
He said that a case has been lodged against an unidentified driver under section 289 (rash driving) and 304A (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC.
Jai Singh is posted as the assistant conservator of forest, territorial, in Kota. When HT spoke to him he said that he does not have any information about the incident and that he did not have any car in his name. However, he admitted to having a car in his son’s name, who works in Pushkar (Ajmer).