A 24-year-old man riding a motorcycle was killed after being hit by a car and dragged for approximately 12 kilometres after becoming stuck under the four-wheeler in the Surat district of Gujarat, an incident that brought back memories of the Delhi road accident in which a young woman was similarly killed.
According to the news agency PTI, the hit-and-run occurred on the night of January 18 on the Kadodara-Bardoli road as the victim, later identified as Sagar Patil, was riding the bike with his wife in the rear seat, according to a police officer on Tuesday.
A citizen recorded the video of the speeding car on his phone, which assisted police in identifying the vehicle, he said, adding that the driver would be apprehended soon, PTI reported.
“On the night of last Wednesday, Sagar Patil was riding a motorcycle with his wife Ashviniben on pillion when a speeding car hit the two-wheeler, but the driver did not stop and continued to drive. The woman fell. Patil was not found at the spot and was rushed to a hospital,” Hitesh Joysar, superintendent of police in Surat (Rural) was quoted as saying by PTI.
“At late night (hours after the incident), a body was found in an area located around 12 kilometres away from the spot of the accident under the limits of the Kamrej police station. The body was of Patil. Prima facie, he was killed after getting stuck under the car and dragged on the road,” he added, as stated in the report.
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According to the officer, a citizen sent him a video clip that assisted him in obtaining the specifics of the car and detecting the crime. “The accused will be arrested soon,” he assured, according to the report.
(With Inputs From PTI)