By: Pranita Kulkarni
High drama started at India Gate late Wednesday night after a speeding Lamborghini sports car crashed into the pavement of a park.
The incident was witnessed by a police constable who was on duty in the area. Police said the driver had a narrow escape as the car’s airbags popped out.
However, police said the driver abandoned the car and fled the spot.
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A case has been registered under Section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) of the IPC at Tilak Marg police station.
Police said they have started a search for the absconding driver.
A senior police officer said that the case was registered following the complaint by the police constable, Tejpal.
He is posted with Tilak Marg police station of New Delhi district.
“Tejpal claimed he saw the yellow Lamborghini, which was being driven carelessly and at a high speed, on the Outer Circle of C-Hexagon, Copernicus Marg, around 1.15 am. The car ended up hitting the pavement of a park between Copernicus Marg and Tilak Marg. The driver got down from the car and ran away,” the officer said.
Passersby immediately rushed to the spot, but by then the driver managed to flee the spot.
“A PCR call was made by the police staff and the crime team of the district was also called to examine the spot. The car was later taken to Tilak Marg police station. After registering the case, police started investigation. The car had no number plate at the front or back. However, we found documents inside the car from which the number of the vehicle was found. We also found that the car belongs to a company. Further investigation is on,” the police officer said.
The reporter is a student of EXIMS.