Home guard on duty dies in hit-&-run in Delhi | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: A 41-year-old home guard died after being hit by a car while on duty near a metro station in east Delhi early on Sunday.
Police said the accused driver hit homeguard Naresh and the police picket at high speed and fled from the spot. He was arrested later.
Head constable Niranjan, who was present at the spot, filed an FIR in the case. The accident happened near the metro station in Laxmi Nagar.
In his complaint, Niranjan said that he was on picket duty from 12am to 5am at Vikas Marg, in front of Hira sweets shop, along with Naresh.
At 2.30am, a speeding car was seen coming from ITO side. The vehicle hit the barricades hard and one of the barricades then hit Naresh, who was standing next to it.
The car then zoomed away towards Nirman Vihar. The other cops took the injured homeguard to Hedgewar Hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival.
“On Niranjan’s statement a case was registered at Shakarpur police station,” a senior officer said.
A postmortem was conducted at Sabzi Mandi mortury and later Naresh’s body was handed over to his relatives.
During investigation, cops scanned CCTV footage and identified the Innova. The vehicle (DL 6CU 8000) was found parked near Manak Vihar and seized. Accused Ajay Goyal, who is a cloth merchant in Chandni Chowk, was then identified and arrested by police.
Goyal is a resident of Surya Nagar in Ghaziabad and was booked for causing death due to negligent and rash driving.

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