In a horrifying incident, a e-rickshaw driver, 40, was killed on Wednesday morning after being hit by a speeding tempo in west Delhi’s Subhash Nagar. Police said the victim, identified as Matibool, a resident of West Bengal, lay bleeding on the road for more than an hour before they reached the spot. No sane person came forward to take him to the hospital.
A rickshaw-puller stopped near the bleeding Matibool and made away with his mobile phone that was lying nearby, as CCTV footage showed.
A police officer said that they had obtained the footage of the incident and were examining it.
The accident took place around 5:30am but was reported only around 7am. A police team reached the spot and rushed Matibool to a nearby hospital. Doctors declared him brought dead, stating that he had died due to excessive bleeding, according to reports in Hindustan Times.
Police later found some documents in Matibool’s pocket that helped in ascertaining his identity.
He apparently drove an e-rickshaw during the day and worked as a security guard in Subhash Nagar at night.
Police official said, “We contacted his colleagues at the company where he worked as a guard. They told us that Matibool had completed his night shift and left for home around 5am.”
Matibool was hit by a tempo from behind while on his way home, the officer said.
“The tempo driver got off his vehicle immediately to take a look at the injured man. But instead of taking him to a hospital, he got back into his tempo and drove away.”
Most people who might have seen Matibool on the road may have ignored him for a drunk, the officer added.
Later Police found out that the driver who ran the tempo over a 40 years old man Matibool as a local milkman. A senior Police officer told to HT, “We have sent our teams to arrest the man and he will soon be in custody. After the CCTV footage went viral on news channels and social media, the driver went underground. We then sought help from our local intelligence to trace him. His hideout was identified and teams have been sent for a raid.”