New Delhi: A 51-year-old assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Delhi Police was killed on Friday when a speeding car hit him before ramming into a wall near the US Embassy here, officials said. Also Read - Sharad Pawar Convoy Vehicle Skids Off Road, Topples on Mumbai-Pune Expressway; Policeman Injured

The deceased has been identified as Lal Man Singh Sisodiya, they said. Also Read - Hacking Risk For Those Searching 'Delhi Crime' on Netflix or 'Mardaani 2' on Amazon Prime Video, Claims Report

The car was being driven by Siddharth Bhagat (41), an assistant professor in University of Rajasthan, police said, adding that he has been arrested. Also Read - Shocking! Delhi Man Cooks up Coronavirus Plot, Poisons Wife's Lover, Entire Family

Sisodiya, who was on duty near a gate of the US Embassy, died in the accident, said Deepak Yadav, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi).

A case has been registered at Chanakyapuri police station. Further investigation in this matter is on, he said, adding that they were probing if Bhagat was drunk.