A homeless man, sleeping on a pavement in the national capital, was allegedly crushed by a car, an official said on Sunday.
The accused who fled from the spot has been arrested.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Sameer Sharma said a PCR call was received in Mangolpuri police station regarding a fatal accident near Ramlila Ground.When police reached the spot, it found that a large number of people had already gathered. "It was found that an unknown person had been hit by an unknown vehicle and his head was crushed due to that accident. He was lying on the ground in a pool of blood," the DCP said.
The injured person was moved to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital immediately, where he was declared dead. "During inspection of the spot, skid marks of tyres were seen. The mobile crime team of Outer District was called to the spot and the scene of crime was inspected and photographed," DCP Sharma said, adding, the Forensic Science Laboratory team also inspected the area.
Accordingly, the police registered an FIR under section 279 (rash driving) and 304A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code and took up the investigation.Subsequently, a police team was constituted which was tasked to obtain the details of the deceased.
During analysis of CCTV footage, a white coloured Bolero was identified. The details of the car were obtained and the owner was given notice under section 133 MV Act, which stated that he had given his car to the accused Ashok on rent.
The police caught Ashok from his residence.
The details of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.