Two women, including a foreign national, injured in hit-and-run near Hauz Khas Village
Neha Samant (25) and Ukranian national Elena Limane (24) were allegedly hit by an SUV being driven by a group of young men as they were walking towards Aurobindo Market from Hauz Khas Villagedelhi Updated: Jan 26, 2018 21:45 IST
Two young women, including a foreign national, were injured after they were hit by a speeding SUV near Hauz Khas Village on Thursday evening.
Police had been unable to arrest the accused in the hit-and-run case as of Friday evening, nearly 24 hours after the accident was reported.
Neha Samant (25) and Ukranian national Elena Limane (24) were allegedly hit by an SUV being driven by a group of young men as they were walking towards Aurobindo Market from Hauz Khas Village at around 8.30pm on Thursday, said Manish Mehta, a friend of the victims. Mehta, who was with them at the time of the incident, said Samant was dragged by the vehicle for a few metres.
“Around 8.30pm when we were near Jagannath temple, an SUV came from behind and first hit Limane. I was right behind her and pulled her away, but despite that her leg came under the vehicle’s tyre. The SUV did not stop and hit Neha next,” said Mehta.
He said that upon impact, Samant fell on the bonnet of the car and then slipped on to the road. “The vehicle continued on and dragged her for a few metres before coming to a halt. Both the woman sustained injuries while I had a close shave,” said Mehta.
Mehta, a model-cum-producer, said he tried to chase the vehicle on foot, but was unsuccessful.
The three work in a production studio in Hauz Khas Village.
A passerby informed the police control room while with the help of locals, Mehta took his injured colleagues to Safdarjung Hospital. They were both discharged on Friday morning.
Mehta said he managed to note down the registration number of the vehicle.
“On the basis of Mehta’s statement, we have registered a case under section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 279 (rash and negligent driving) of the Indian Penal Code. Efforts are on to trace the accused driver,” said DCP (south) Romil Baaniya.