Mercedes Hit-And-Run: Family Releases Shocking CCTV Footage
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The family of Sidharth Sharma, the 32-year-old marketing consultant who died in a hit-and-run case earlier this week, has released CCTV footage of the accident to prove that the offending driver was over-speeding.
A 17-year old Class 12 student was allegedly driving the Mercedes that slammed into Sidharth Sharma on Monday night in Delhi’s Civil Lines area.
In the video, Sidharth can be seen looking out for traffic towards the right side of the street near an intersection. As he nears the kerb on the opposite side, a speeding light colour sedan can be seen entering the frame at a high speed. The speed of the car leads Sidharth to quicken his pace while the driver presumably shifts towards the left of the road which turned out to be a fateful call. The impact threw Sidharth in the air and out of the video’s frame leaving his backpack at the spot where the accident occurred.
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On Wednesday, the Delhi Police fined the man whose minor son was allegedly driving the car.
The man hired as the driver by the owner of the Mercedes is also likely to be booked for misleading police during the interrogation, he said.
Even as police maintained that appropriate action has been taken in the case, Sidharth Sharma’s family claimed police inaction in the case.
Sharma’s sister Shilpa alleged that police “did not do anything” in the initial stage of the probe and kept talking about “protocols”.
Police had apprehended the person driving the car on Tuesday but he had to be released into his parent’s custody in accordance with juvenile laws.
The minor boy will turn 18 in five days.
After the incident, the driver hired by the businessman had allegedly claimed that he was the one behind the wheels but later changed his statement when he got to know that Sharma was dead, a police source said.
Eyewitnesses had told police that they had seen a group of teenagers stepping out of the vehicle after the incident, all of whom fled the scene abandoning the car there.
(With PTI inputs.)
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