Car driven by Delhi cop hits woman, runs her over in bid to escape

Disturbing CCTV footage shows the speeding car with the woman on its bonnet

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A Delhi Police sub-inspector has been arrested for running over an elderly woman in the national capital on Friday (July 3), severely injuring the victim.

The incident occurred in Chilla Village near Ghazipur area, NDTV reported. The policeman, identified as 56-year-old Yogendra, has been booked for rash driving and causing hurt to any person by doing any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, it said.

In a CCTV footage, the car was seen speeding away with the woman on its bonnet and she fell off the hatchback as the car came to a halt in a narrow lane. The driver tried to escape at this time and ran over the woman again just when the passers-by rushed to rescue her.

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The driver escaped with his even though a few men were seen trying to stop it, the report said, while the injured woman was seen lying in on the road.

In another incident, a 51-year-old assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Delhi Police was killed on Friday when a speeding car hit him before ramming into a wall near the US Embassy here, officials said. The deceased has been identified as Lal Man Singh Sisodiya, they said.

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The car was being driven by Siddharth Bhagat (41), an assistant professor in University of Rajasthan, police said, adding that he has been arrested. Sisodiya, who was on duty near a gate of the US Embassy, died in the accident, said Deepak Yadav, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi).

A case has been registered at Chanakyapuri police station. Further investigation in this matter is on, he said, adding that they were probing if Bhagat was drunk.

(With inputs from agencies)

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