New Delhi, January 13: A 50-year-old man was flung several feets by a speeding BMW SUV near Delhi University in north Delhi. The vehicle, a BMW XI, was driven by a Delhi University student who sped away after the accident, police said in a statement. The accident that took place on Wednesday was caught on CCTV. Also Read - Man Walks 200 KMs From Delhi to Reach Madhya Pradesh But Dies in Agra
The accused identified as Abhinav Sahni (21), is a first-year undergraduate student at Khalsa College – a short distance from the spot where the accident took place. Also Read - 'Stay Wherever You Are, we Will Pay Your House Rent,' Kejriwal Urges Migrant Workers
A day later, on Thursday, Sahni was formally released on bail by the police. A north district police officer said they were able to identify the accused on the basis of witness accounts and the CCTV footage. Also Read - ‘Without Any Means of Sustenance’: Horrific Tales of Stranded Migrant Workers in Delhi
According to a report, Sahni was travelling from Khalsa College to Kirori Mal. Both colleges are in the North Campus of Delhi University. The footage of the accident shows the victim, Shiv Nath, trying to cross a road in Maurice Nagar on Wednesday around 1:20 pm.
Seeing the SUV moving fast, the victim can be seen trying to run across the divider, but he was hit by the vehicle which then comes to a halt.
Moments later the maroon-coloured BMW speeds away, leaving the victim behind, Shiv Nath died on the spot. Abhinav later told the police that he fled from the accident spot because he was scared, a report said.