Delhi: Homeless woman run over by SUV, dragged for 300m
On Sunday night, at around 9pm, a 50-year-old woman was killed in Connaught Place after she was run over by an SUV driven by a 20-year-old fashion student. Furnishing further details about the horrific incident, police said that the woman was dragged 300 meters by the vehicle before they could make it stop. The perpetrator has been arrested. Here's more.
The victim was identified as Phoolwati, who lived in a night shelter with her husband near Bangla Sahib Gurdwara. Meanwhile, driver of the car was identified as Shreya Agarwal, a student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Mumbai hailing from Bareilly, UP. She had two more friends in the car. Police said that Agarwal wasn't inebriated when she ran Phoolwati over.
"Shreya Agarwal was not found to be drunk at the time of incident. We have registered a case of rash driving under Section 279 and for causing death due to negligence under Section 304A of IPC," said Madhur Verma, Deputy commissioner of Police (New Delhi).
The incident took place when the SUV took a left turn from Baba Kharak Singh Marg towards Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg, and hit the woman who was standing on the roadside in front of a restaurant near the Shivaji Stadium bus terminal. Police said that Agarwal panicked after the accident and tried to flee, causing a crowd of people to chase her car.
Two police officers were deployed at a picket on Shaheed Bhagat Singh Marg opposite Lady Hardinge Medical College, when they saw the SUV being chased by a crowd of people. When the police stopped the car, they noticed Phoolwati stuck under the vehicle's rear left tire. She was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, where doctors pronounced her brought dead.