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Video: Speeding Mercedes, driven by 17-year-old, knocks down man in Delhi

Published Apr 7, 2016, 11:32 am IST
Updated Apr 7, 2016, 11:32 am IST
32-year-old marketing executive killed by a speeding Mercedes in Delhi. (Photo: video grab)
 32-year-old marketing executive killed by a speeding Mercedes in Delhi. (Photo: video grab)

New Delhi: A 32-year-old marketing executive was killed by a speeding Mercedes allegedly driven by a minor at the posh Civil Lines area in north Delhi on Tuesday, police said.

The victim, Sidharth Sharma, was the marketing head of a private enterprise, and also pursuing professional degree from an institute here affiliated to Stratford University in US.

Sharma, the marketing head of a multinational enterprise, was flung several feet into the air and landed at least 15 metres away, severely injured. Due to the impact of the accident, a tyre of the car burst and it stopped after a sharp drift on the road, the official said.

The accused fled from the scene, leaving the car behind.


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The police were told that two bikers had a narrow escape from the car seconds before it knocked down Sharma. Sharma was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The person, who was at the wheel of the Mercedes, has been identified, turned out to be 17-year-old, and has been apprehended, a senior police official said.

The police have not ruled out that this could be a case of drunken driving but refrained from commenting on the matter prior to medico-legal counselling.

According to police, the incident took place when Sharma’s friend dropped him near an eatery in Civil Lines area. While he was about to cross the intersection near Ludlow Castle School there, a speeding Mercedes hit him.

A case of rash driving and causing death by negligence has been registered at Civil Lines police station.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi


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