Anshuman Puri, who lived alone in south Delhi's Sarita Vihar, was on his way to Delhi from Noida in the early hours of Sunday when a speeding Toyota Etios rammed his bike on the DND flyway. The high-intensity rear-end strike sent the biker flying over the Yamuna bridge into the river.
The accused, Pravesh, fled in an autorickshaw. Passersby called the police who took possession of the car and the motorcycle.
Even as an eyewitness told the police that Anshuman fell into the river, the police have not been able to trace the biker. A search, with the help of local divers and a team of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF, in the Yamuna river, failed to find him.
No information about the injured was received from any hospital, the police said.
On Saturday, Pravesh was arrested in Delhi and charged for causing death by negligence, which is a bailable offence. The police said after blaming his cousin Nishant, who often drove this car, Pravesh finally confessed to hitting Anshuman. He said he was driving at a high speed and didn't see the biker.
The eight-lane, 9.2 kilometre Delhi-Noida-Direct Flyway, also known as the DND flyway, crosses the Yamuna river and connects south Delhi to Noida.
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