Subhash Nagar Hit-and-Run: Police Arrest Absconding Tempo Driver

While Matibul bled to death, a rickshaw puller robbed his cell phone. No one came to his aid.

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The police arrested the driver of the Subhash Nagar hit-and-run case on Thursday.

A security guard and e-rickshaw driver named Matibul, who was injured after being hit by a speeding tempo earlier in the day, died on the road in west Delhi’s Hari Nagar area as passers-by refused to help him.

He was lying unattended on the road for over an hour. The errant tempo driver Rajesh Kumar Gupta, 25, was arrested from west Delhi.

Several people were caught on CCTV camera as they passed by Matibul’s body. A rickshaw puller even robbed his phone from near his body.

The whole incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed near Meraj cinema in Subhash Nagar, where the 35-year-old was hit by the tempo, police said.


Deputy Commissioner of Police Pushpendra Kumar said Gupta was booked under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The officer said that Gupta works as a milk supplier for Amul.

The CCTV footage reportedly also showed Gupta stepping out and checking if his vehicle had been damaged in the accident while ignoring the victim. He then drove away.


Meanwhile, the Delhi government announced that it will bring a scheme soon to reward those who come forward to assist victims at such times.

Delhi Transport Minister Satyendar Jain expressed his view over apathy of passer’s by who did not help Matibul.

It was very sad to know that the people didn’t come forward and help the accident victim who lay bleeding on the road. The government has made a scheme to reward people, including auto or taxi drivers, for helping accident victims and rushing them to hospital.
Satyendar Jain, Transport Minister, Delhi

Jain added that if people save the life of any person, they would not face harassment. He said the scheme is named ‘Good Samaritan Policy’.

A native of West Bengal, Matibul was on his way to his rented accommodation in Tihar village near Delhi at around 3 am.

Police said they received information about a body lying on the road in Subhash Nagar at 7 am, following which a team was rushed to the spot. They took the body for autopsy.

Video Editor: Ashutosh Bhardwaj

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