Tragic: Four-year-old girl mowed down in Delhi’s Kanjhawla
Following the incident, the police registered a case of rash and negligent driving causing death against the driver. The girl’s body was sent for a post mortem examination.delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2017 10:01 IST
A 4-year-old girl was crushed to death by a speeding car in outer Delhi’s Kanjhawla area on Sunday evening.
Kajal was on her way home with her aunt when a speeding sedan hit her from behind and crushed her. She was declared dead on arrival. The hospital authorities then informed the police.
“Kajal’s aunt who is in a state of shock could not note down the registration number of the car. All she knows is that it was a sedan. She said the car hit Kajal from behind and she fell on the road. The car then ran over her, crushing her under its wheels. She said that the driver did apply brakes but when he realised that he had run over the girl, he accelerated and fled, leaving the girl behind,” a senior police officer said.
Following the incident, the police registered a case of rash and negligent driving causing death against the driver. The girl’s body was sent for a post mortem examination.
To identify the driver, the police have constituted three teams who will access footage from the CCTV cameras installed in the area. The police will record the statements of rickshaw-pullers, shopkeepers in the area who may have seen the car speed away.
“We have accessed footage from some cameras and the process in on. We will then analyse the footage to identify the car. Once we have the images, we will ask the girl’s aunt to identify the car. We will record statements of the shopkeepers and locals who were present at the spot, who may have seen the driver or could give a description of the car,” said a police officer.
“We have sent our teams to several car repair workshops where the driver may have gone after the accidents to get the car repaired,” the officer said.
He added, “The forensics team visited and examined the spot. We hope to identify and arrest the driver soon.”