A 50-year-old woman was killed and three persons sustained injuries when an unknown vehicle ploughed into them at Hazrat Nizamuddin here over the weekend. All four were pavement dwellers.
Babu (56) was sleeping on the central verge on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg along with Suman (50), Noor Hasan (16) and Sipoon (12) when a speeding vehicle ploughed into them.
A Police Control Room vehicle took them to the AIIMS trauma centre, where Suman was declared brought dead. Sipoon was declared unfit for statement and Noor left the hospital without recording his statement.
Babu, who was fit for statement, told the police that he, Suman and the boys was sleeping on the central verge when the vehicle hit them around 11.30 p.m. Babu, the complainant in the case, said he was in a state of shock following the accident and failed to notice the vehicle’s registration number or the make.
The police have registered a case under Sections 279 (rash driving), 304 (A) (causing death due to negligence) and 337 (causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code at the Hazrat Nizamuddin police station.