After Speeding Mercedes Kills Delhi Man, A Mystery Over Who Was Driving

A speeding Mercedes hit Siddarth Sharma while he was returning home. He died in hospital.

Highlights

  • Mercedes was zipping down road at 100 kms per hour: Cops
  • Police desperate for CCTV footage, none found yet
  • Owner's driver confessed, then retracted, claim cops
New Delhi: At nearly 100 km per hour, a Mercedes came speeding down one of the wide open roads so common in Delhi's Civil Lines area and hit a pedestrian crossing the road around 8:30 Monday night

Sidharth Sharma, 32, was flung nearly 15 feet into the air according to eyewitness on the spot.  After he crashed onto the road, he was moved to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

The Mercedes went over a footpath and its front tyres burst before it stopped.

The driver managed to run away along with those travelling with him.

So far, the police have not managed to obtain CCTV footage of the accident. But the police have registered a case of negligent driving amounting to murder against unidentified men.

Eyewitnesses have told NDTV that the men in the car appeared under-age.  The owner of the Mercedes has been identified as Manoj Aggarwal.  His driver told the police that he was responsible for the accident, but has allegedly retracted his confession, claiming that he had been pressured.

Before running into Mr Sharma, the Mercedes narrowly missed an accident with two motorcycles, said eye-witnesses who saw two bikes chase the car before the crash. But the bikers have not been identified.