In a case of multiple hit-and-run, a 21-year-old BBA student killed two people and injured one through his Honda City car at a speed of over 100 kmph, in C4E market in Delhi’s Janakpuri.
Rishabh Rawat, who was in a highly inebriated state, was caught by the police after a chase.
Honda City car driver Rishabh Rawat thehindu
Rawat – a resident of west Delhi’s Janakpuri — was driving his father’s Honda City car when he hit 3 persons over a 1.5 km stretch. A police officer said that after drinking all night, he was heading back in his Honda City car from Shiv Nagar. At 6.15 am, he rammed into his first victim, Kameshwar Prasad, a government employee, near C5 bus stand on Mamtani Marg. The impact of the speeding car threw him several metres away. He drove on and then hit another man, Santosh, who was cleaning cars in a residential area, in C4 locality, the police said.
According to police, he sped away again, driving in the wrong lane, and then hit 67-year-old Ashwani Anand, a property dealer who also was out for a morning walk with a neighbour.
According to Sunny Ahuja, the son-in-law of Ashwini Anand, his face was not even recognisable after the crash and his body was in a bad condition.
CCTV footage showed Anand getting hit by the speeding car. He could be seen noticing the car and trying to escape, but it was too late for him.
The car which Rishab was driving ANI
Santosh, who was critically injured, is battling for his life. The police said he is not in a condition to give his statement.
“He had no idea what had happened. The alcohol level in his body was 159 mg. The permissible level is 30 mg,” said a police officer.
The car, which is registered in Rishabh’s father’s name, has been seized. The police said they found liquor bottles inside.
This was the second such case in the city this year in which the accused was slapped with the more stringent charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder instead of that of causing death by negligence, which is bailable in nature.
Earlier this year, in the Mercedes hit-and-run incident reported in north Delhi’s Civil Lines area, the accused, who was four days short of 18 years on the day of the accident, was slapped with the same charge.