New Delhi: Delhi police on Friday arrested a man who allegedly knocked down an ice cream seller and dumped him midway on the pretext of taking him to hospital in New Delhi's Mandir Marg area.
The incident comes to light close to the Subhash Nagar hit-and-run case where a milk delivery man was seen on CCTV footage hitting a pedestrian with his tempo and then driving off without helping the victim.
In the Mandir Marg case, Amritlal, the victim, was on his way to home at Kalibari when the car driven by accused Surjit Kumar hit him near Gol Market intersection at around 11.30 pm on August 9, police said.
The car dragged him to several meters before coming to halt, according to the eyewitnesses.
Sushil and Ankur, victim's co-workers, rushed and pulled Amritlal who was stuck beneath the vehicle.
The accused told them that he was taking Amritlal to RML hospital, but later "dumped" him near MS Flats on Peshwa Road and fled, police said.
Police found long skid marks across the Zebra crossing on Bhai Veer Singh Marg where the accident took place. Sushil said after they reached the hospital, they could not find Amritlal.
The police later found Amritlal's body on the backside of MS Flats on Peshwa Road at around 6.30 am on August 10. He was taken to Lady Harding Medical College where doctors declared him brought dead.
The vehicle's owner Karamchand told police that it was being driven by his driver Surjit Kumar who was arrested.
The incident reported a day after the Delhi government said it will soon announce 'Good Samaritan Scheme' under which people will be rewarded for taking victims to hospital and provided legal aid in case they face any problem....