A 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed in head-on collision with a car in North Delhi’s Civil Lines on Thursday. The man, identified as Deen Dayal, reportedly came under the car and was dragged for nearly 75 metres before the car went up in flames. Police said he sustained fatal burn injuries.
According to police, Dayal was on his way home when he collided with a speeding car coming from Kashmere Gate side.
The car, police said, was driven by one Angad Singh Dubey, a manager of India Bulls. Police said he was driving under the influence of alcohol. In a bid to overtake another car, Dubey allegedly got on to the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with Dayal’s motorbike.
According to eyewitness Jagdish Thakur, the complainant in the case, the collision was such that Dayal got wedged under the wheels of the car. “Even then the driver did not stop the car. He dragged the biker for over 75 metres till the car caught fire and he sustained fatal burns. The car driver then got out and and tried to flee but I managed to nab him with the help of other onlookers. The fire brigade was also informed,” Thakur said.
The passersby alerted the police control room. The fire brigade too reached the spot.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma said, “Dubey was found inebriated at the time of the incident. He was arrested on charges of culpable homicide. He has been sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. The car has been impounded. Further investigation is on.”