Two days ago, a 32-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Delhi that made national headlines. Newly-released CCTV footage released by the victim’s family captures the moment that the incident occurred.
The footage, taken around 8.45 p.m. on Monday, shows the victim Sidharth Sharma crossing the road when a Mercedes hits him, flinging him into the air, causing severe injuries.
Delhi Police has revealed that the car was being driven at a speed of 100 km per hour, and came to a stop soon after the accident, as its front tyres had burst. The teenager then abandoned the car and ran away. He was later arrested under the existing laws for juvenile offenders, but later released on bail.
Initially, the boy’s father’s driver told the police that he was driving, but later confessed to having made the statement under pressure. The police has said that it will take action against the boy’s father for allowing a minor to drive, but the lack of immediate action has been criticised by the victim’s family.
There was an arrest after 24 hrs.Even if the boy was under influence of alcohol,we will never find out-Shilpa Mittal pic.twitter.com/PcHjxRiUFP
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 6, 2016
Delhi hit & run case – victim’s father: Police is now in action, I want to thank the media & all who supported us. pic.twitter.com/QdnQgPFeic
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 9, 2016
After media pressure, the teenage driver has finally been arrested and now the case is in court. We hope for justice.