On Thursday, a 30-year old man succumbed to death when he was hit by a goods carrying truck early in the morning in Subhash Nagar area of Delhi. Police identified the victim as Matibool, who lay on the roadside for over 90 minutes, during which nobody came to his aid. The latter worked as an e-rikshaw driver during the day and a security guard at night. He was on his way back home when the speeding tempo hit him from behind.
After hitting Matibool, the driver of the tempo did get down, but only to see if his vehicle had suffered any damages and the rushed from the spot. While he lay there in pain, another e-rikshaw driver stopped near him, but not to help, but to steal his mobile phone. Soon after he sneaked his phone, he too rushed from the place. At around 7 am, the Police took Matibool to the hospital where he was declared dead due to excessive bleeding.
“We are examining the CCTV footage and are putting in all efforts to identify the culprits. As per footage, later on 1 rickshaw-puller picked up victim’s mobile from spot and left. No one helped the victim,” said Deependra Pathak, Joint CP.
This accident is an example of an inhuman hit and run case. A security guard was hit by a tempo, fell on the side of road, while the driver fled from scene, added Pathak.
The entire accident was captured in a CCTV camera, using which the police is trying to identify the killer temp driver and the driver who stole the victim’s phone. The video also shows more than 10 people crossing the spot at that time, however nobody stops to check on him. A case of rash and negligent driving causing death has been registered in the tempo driver’s name.