Learning to drive, woman crushes man, drags him for almost 20 feet
After running over the man, the woman dragged him for almost 20 feet before finally hitting a parked car and squeezing him between the two cars. Being a new driver, the woman panicked and instead of applying the brakes, she accelerateddelhi Updated: Apr 10, 2015 11:23 IST
A 40-year-old driver was crushed to death by a woman who was learning to drive in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden on Wednesday morning.
After running over the man, the woman dragged him for almost 20 feet before finally hitting a parked car and squeezing him between the two cars. The police arrested the woman.
Investigating officials said that the man, Pramod, was on his way to work when the car hit him from behind. “The car was being driven by Manisha Grover, who was learning, with her husband by her side. After the incident, the duo rushed Pramod to a hospital,” said Pushpendra Kumar, DCP (West).
According to the police, though the accused rushed the victim to Deen Dayal Hospital, they escaped fearing arrest. “Grover and her husband fled the spot as the condition of the victim deteriorated,” a police official said.
“The initial lead was provided to us by the CCTV footage of DDU hospital. It showed the victim being brought in by a woman and a man in a silver coloured Wagon R Car,” he added.
The identity of the victim was established from his personal belongings. His daily route was scanned, leading to the arrest of the accused. The CCTV at a handloom shop in Tagore Garden captured the entire incident.
“The footage showed the man, half stuck under the car trying to walk through his hands, being dragged by the same car. The accused were arrested on Thursday morning based on the same video,” Kumar said.
A case of rash driving and death due to negligence was registered at the Rajouri Garden police station. The accused were granted bail on the same day. “On Wednesday, she lost control of the car suddenly and hit Pramod, who was passing by. Being a new driver, the woman panicked and instead of applying the brakes, she accelerated,” said a police official.
First Published: Apr 10, 2015 11:00 IST