A 23-year-old man was killed after he was allegedly run over by a speeding cab in East Delhi's Pandav Nagar, police said yesterday.
The incident took place on Saturday night when the deceased, identified as Rahul, was taking part in a Ganesh idol immersion procession, they said.
Rahul's face was disfigured and he sustained severe injuries on his hands and back.
Elaborating on how it unfolded, DCP (East) Pankaj Singh said the cab driver first hit one person who was participating in the procession, following which Rahul jumped on car's bonnet to stop the cabbie from fleeing.
Fearing of getting beaten up, the accused sped off.
Rahul remained stuck on the bonnet for 2km, after which he fell off the car and was run over.
Rahul was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, Singh said. Police are scanning the CCTV footage to establish the sequence of events. A case has been registered against the accused who is absconding, the police said.
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