Yadram Bairva (45), who worked as a driver for a Korean couple in the city, was on his way to Park Palace in Sector 54 around 4am on Saturday when a mini-truck ran over his motorcycle near Ambience Mall.
Yadram’s brother-in-law Tarachand said the couple who had employed the 45-year-old used to play golf early in the mornings. “That’s why he would leave for work on the weekends. A speeding mini-truck rammed his motorcycle a few metres ahead of Ambience Mall, killing him on the spot in DLF-3 area. The accused driver fled from the spot,” Tarachand told cops.
Police said on Sunday that a passerby informed them about the crash.
“When we reached the spot, we found the victim lying dead on the road. He had received deep cuts on his head and legs that are likely to have led to his death. We found his ID card in his pocket, through which we contacted his family,” said inspector Virender of DLF-3 police station.
A case was registered under sections 279 (rash driving), 304 (death by negligence), and 427 (mischief causing damage) of the IPC against the unidentified driver on Saturday. Investigators are scanning CCTV footage from the area to identify the absconding accused.
Sixteen hours before the hit-and-run, an elderly man driving a mini-truck crashed into a dumper truck parked in the middle of SPR in Badshapur area around noon on Friday.
Inspector Surendra of the Badshapur police station said the driver — Radhesham, a resident of Mujesar village in Faridabad — was stuck inside the mini-truck, battling for his life.
“As soon as we reached the spot, we saw that the Canter was stuck behind a dumper parked in the middle of SPR. The driver who was seriously injured was stuck inside. We had to separate the vehicles with a crane to rescue the driver. He was then taken to the Civil Hospital in Sector 10 where he was declared brain dead. He died soon after,” the inspector said on Sunday.
The truck driver’s body was sent for autopsy. Cops have seized the dumper, whose driver is absconding.
Radhesham’s brother Sitaram (37) filed a complaint at the Badshapur police station, based on which an FIR was registered under sections 283 (danger or obstruction on a public way), 304-AA (death by negligence), and 427 (mischief causing damage) of the IPC.