A woman, driving recklessly, mowed down a cyclist on Sat Pal Mittal Road (Malhar Road) on Thursday morning. After the incident, she fled from the spot and later, left the car in Sarabha Nagar area.
After getting the information, police reached the spot and impounded her car. The deceased has been identified as Kailash Kumar (50), a gardener and a resident of Vikas Nagar area.
According to eye witnesses, when he was crossing the road, the woman who was coming from Pakhowal Road in her car hit him from back as a result of which, he fell on the road and died on the spot.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Angrej Singh said they had contacted the District Transport Office to know address of the accused and after receiving the information, they would be able to investigate further.
A case under sections 279 and 304-A for reckless driving and causing death has also been registered against the woman. Kailash Kumar is survived by five daughters, a son and wife.