Noida: A man who was critically injured after he was hit by a speeding BMW in Noida near Delhi yesterday died in hospital last night.
- Ghulfam Ali, who was admitted to hospital in a critical condition, died
- Cops identify driver, a gym owner from Noida; yet to be arrested
- The driver allegedly showed a gun to the locals who surrounded him, fled
Ghulfam Ali, 20, was rushed to hospital soon after the accident on Saturday morning. Six others were injured as the BMW hit three bikes. Their condition is said to be stable, the police have said.
The family of Ghulfam Ali has refused to perform his last rites, demanding action against the accused.
The driver of the car has still not been arrested. He allegedly escaped after showing a gun to locals who had surrounded him after the accident.
The accident happened around 11:30 am near gate number 7 of Noida stadium in Sector 24. The family of Mr Ali, who repairs air conditioners, said some eye-witnesses have claimed that the BMW was racing with another car.
The police say the owner of the car has been identified as Neetu and said it was being driven by Vinod, who owns a gym in Noida's Sector 39.
Eyewitnesses have said after the accident, when locals surrounded the BMW and refused to allow Vinod to leave, he took out a gun and threatened them. The other car, with which the BMW was allegedly racing, stopped, picked up Vinod, and sped away.
The police said a case has been filed and they are investigating these claims. "We are examining all witnesses and their statements are being recorded," said local police officer Gaurav Grover.
This is the second case of hit and run in less than two weeks. On April 4, a 32-year-old marketing executive died after being hit by speeding Mercedes that was allegedly being driven by a Class 12 student in north Delhi's Civil Lines. The accused, who later surrendered to the police, was sent to juvenile justice home.