Police have arrested the man and charged him with murder. Police said he has also been charged under the POCSO Act, after his daughter alleged that he had been trying to sexually assault her for the past two years.
Chotu, an eyewitness from the spot, told police he saw the accused mowing down the three. He chased the vehicle for a short distance, and saw the accused flee the spot, following which his vehicle got stuck nearby.
The incident took place around 9 pm Saturday, when residents and security personnel at Valley View Estate heard a loud thud and found Deepika Chouhan lying in a pool of blood. She was rushed to a hospital, but died on Sunday.
The boy acted on instinct when he saw two men on a black Apache motorcycle attempting to rob the victim. When the two accused came close to Praveen, Rohit jumped at them, making them lose their balance.
“They might have been under the influence of alcohol, which led them to attack passersby when they did not find the man they were looking for. We will nab them soon,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Rajinder Singh Sagar said.