A man who was injured after a BMW ran over him in Noida on Saturday afternoon has died.
The car, allegedly being driven by a resident of Mayur Vihar in East Delhi identified as Vinod, knocked down four people. The driver is on the run.
The incident once again puts the spotlight on rash driving in Delhi and the NCR area. About two weeks ago, a 32-year-old student was killed by a Mercedes in North Delhi’s Civil Lines.
Police said the BMW hit another car near Noida’s Adobe crossing in sector-22/24, before it hit two people on a bike. Out of control, the BMW hit the wall of a nearby house and came to a halt.
Gulfam and Anwar, both aged around 20, were returning from work on a bike when the accident took place. Two others, Prem Kumar and Jogendra Bhandari, were also injured.
Gulfam, who suffered head injuries, died at night at a hospital.
Police called four people for questioning. “We will soon arrest Vinod, who was driving the car,” Neeraj Kumar Singh, SHO of Noida Sector 24, was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.
Picture of Noida Hit & Run case victim Gulfam, who succumbed to his injuries last night. pic.twitter.com/HhSTm3r5Ug— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 17, 2016
“The driver fled, leaving the car behind. We have seized the car and registered a case under proper IPC sections at Sector 24 police station.
“During the initial investigation, it has come to light that the BMW was being driven by a gym owner who operates the facility at Sector 22. However, the information is yet to be verified,” said Dr Gaurav Grover, Noida assistant superintendent of police (city).
Speculations were rife that a race between two BMW cars led to the accident. After the incident, the driver allegedly took out a pistol and escaped in the second car.
“These theories have come to light but are yet to be verified. We do not have confirmation on whether there were two BMW cars. We are trying to ascertain the sequence of events from the footage of nearby CCTV cameras. So far, we have not found any CCTV footage that can confirm the same,” Grover added.
The car was reportedly registered in the name of a woman from Haryana.