New Delhi, Nov 27, (PTI), Police said that a BMW car struck a 50-year-old man’s bicycle at Mahipalpur flyover, southwest Delhi.
Manoj C, Deputy Commissioner for Police (Southwest) said that the driver of the luxury vehicle was arrested.
Police said that the incident occurred near Vasant Kunj.
The preliminary inquiry indicated that the car’s tyre burst after which the driver was unable to control it and struck the cyclist.
Police obtained information and reached the spot at Mahipalpur flyover towards Dhaula Kuan, where the BMW car bearing the VIP registration number was found. Officials also said that the BMW bike and BMW car were in a badly damaged condition.
Police said that the BMW driver rushed the injured to a hospital but that doctors declared him dead.
According to them, Shubendu Chatterjee was the victim. He is a Gurugram Sector 49 resident.
Police reported that the case under section 279 (rash driving on public roads or riding on them) and 304A was registered. The offending vehicle was seized.
Sunil (40), a resident from Punjabi Bagh who is a businessman, was identified as the car’s owner.
Police said that he purchased the car used and that the sticker of Finance Committee (Delhi Cantonment Board) was still on it. They also added that the necessary legal sections would be required for the transaction after verification of documents.
They said that he denied being present at the accident, and they are verifying the facts.
Somvir was identified as the driver by police.
Meanwhile, a person on Twitter claiming to be the friend of victim Chatterjee wrote, “Today our friend was cycling in Delhi and got crushed by a high-end car. We want police to find out the culprit and investigate through CCTV cameras in Delhi.” He also posted a picture in which a sticker can be seen “Chairman Finance Committee, Delhi Cantonment Board” written on it.
Chatterjee’s friend, Himanshu Khanna (39), stated that the deceased was a passionate cyclist.
“I got information around 7.30 am from a cyclist, who was passing through the area, regarding an accident near Mahipalpur. He claimed that a cyclist had been in an accident but could not identify the individual. I asked him to show me the photograph of the cycle.
“I am associated with several cycling groups and later got to know that the cycle belonged to Chatterjee. I ran to the spot and was informed by police that Chatterjee had been taken to Safdarjung hospital by the driver who hit him. I rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead,” Khanna said.
Chatterjee used to live in Gurugram and worked in a Delhi garment factory. Khanna explained that Chatterjee rode his bicycle for the last ten years. He also said that his wife and a daughter of 20 years are his survivors.
“I came in contact with him three years ago through cycling. He had recently completed more than 70,000 kilometres riding cycle which is a big thing,” said Khanna, who is also a resident of Gurugram.
“Our group goes on a cycle trip of around 200 to 250 kilometres on weekends. We prefer Golf Course Road, Sohna Elevated Road and Gurgaon-Faridabad Road,” he said. PTI NIT NIT KVK KVK
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