Rishabh, 21, a resident of Janakpuri in Delhi was returning home from a party in his father’s Honda City. Travelling at 100 kmph, Rishabh who was drunk at the time hit 3 different persons at different locations, across a 1.5 km stretch after which he stopped and was arrested.
Rishabh was involved in multiple hit and run cases on Monday. Eyewitnesses noted that he first hit 40-year-old Kameshwar Prasad, a government employee who was taking his morning walk.
The Honda City rammed into him with such speed that he was thrown ahead for several meters. Rishabh did not stop there; he sped ahead and then hit another 40-year-old named Santosh who was out cleaning cars in a residential area. Rishabh sped away once again to go onto the wrong side of the road and rammed into 67-year-old Ashwani Anand, a property dealer also out for his morning walk.
It was after a chase that the police patrolling team managed to intercept the speeding Honda City. Delhi Police claims that Rishabh was in such a drunken state that he could not even stand straight. Liquor bottles were found inside the car while the vehicle is registered in the name of Rishabh’s father which has now been seized.
CCTV footage from the area show the Honda City ram into Anand. While Anand could see the car speeding towards him he tried to escape impact by running towards a pavement. However, the car hit him but did not stop and sped ahead. Santosh who is critically injured is not in any position to give his statement.
Rishabh, a student of business administration at a Delhi college has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder besides other charges of drunk driving under IPC and Motor Vehicle Act.
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This incident comes a few weeks after a teenager driving Mercedes E-Class killed a person crossing the road in Delhi.