The Delhi Police has today arrested a businessman in the national capital, two days after his mercedes car hit a 17 year old boy, claiming his life. The accused Savneet Singh was caught from the Paschim Vihar locality, police said. Earlier, Victim Atul Arora was returning home from a religious function when his scooter was hit by the speeding Mercedes car. As per reports, the registration number of vehicle was not caught in the CCTV camera making the job of investigating officers difficult, a police officer said.
He also added that the grill and logo of the vehicle were found from the accident spot and the Delhi Police was hunting for the accused driver on available clues. It also questioned workshop owners in the area and representatives of Mercedes repair shops in the national to know whether the car had come for repair in last few days, he added.
A report had said the number of deaths due to road accident in the national capital has been declining steadily in the past few years, with fatalities going down from 2,153 in 2010 to 1,591 in 2016.According to Delhi Police, analysis of accidents to determine their causes, time and place of such mishaps and types of offending vehicles, and suitable deployment of night checking-cum-patrolling teams have contributed to the fall in the number of fatalities on the roads.
The number of deaths due to road accidents has gone down from 2,153 in 2010 to 2,110 in 2011, 1,886 in 2012, 1,820 in 2013, 1,671 in 2014, 1,622 in 2015 and 1,591 last year.
Delhi Traffic Police has identified 176 accident-prone spots and suitable remedial measures have been initiated in coordination with road-owning agencies, the Delhi Police annual report states. It had said that strict action has been taken against drunken driving, goods vehicles plying during restricted hours on specified roads and heavy goods vehicles plying without protective devices.
Other measures that have contributed to reducing road accidents include identifying and rectifying engineering faults and taking corrective steps such as speed-calming measures, nose protection devices, iron grilles on central verges and signages marking accident-prone spots. Focussed prosecution with emphasis on over-speeding, rash driving and action against commercial vehicles for violation of rules have helped maintaining better discipline on the roads, the report noted.
(With inputs from agencies)