Updated: June 19, 2021 11:57:02 pm
A 35-year-old cab driver died after his vehicle was hit from the rear by a car allegedly being driven by a Delhi Police constable. The incident took place on the Barapullah flyover on Friday night. The constable, Mohit Bhardwaj (35), was arrested on Saturday.
Police said the victim was identified as Prempal Chand. His Swift Dzire was found damaged on the flyover.
Bhardwaj, who is posted at the MT section in the New Delhi district, was heading home when his Mahindra KUV 100 rammed into Chand’s car at 10.40 pm on Friday. The victim’s car turned turtle and crashed on one side of the flyover. Chand was alone inside the car and died on the spot.
DCP (Southeast) R P Meena said the incident took place near Hazrat Nizamuddin: “When we reached the spot, both cars were found damaged. The driver of the Swift car was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. We have arrested constable Bhardwaj and a case of road traffic accident has been registered.”
During the inquiry, police found that Bhardwaj had finished his duty and allegedly consumed alcohol in his car before heading home. The DCP said a medical examination was conducted on Bhardwaj.
The Forensic Science Lab team was also called to the spot to inspect both vehicles. Police have informed Chand’s family about his death. They said he lived with his partner in Delhi while his parents live in Jaipur.
Bhardwaj joined the force in 2009. His father also works with the Delhi Police as a sub-inspector.
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