The 40-year-old e-rickshaw driver was killed on Wednesday morning after being hit by a speeding tempo in west Delhi’s Subhash Nagar. CCTV footage showed that a rickshaw-puller, in fact, stopped near the bleeding Matibool and made away with his mobile phone that was lying nearby.
A police officer said that they had obtained the footage of the incident and were examining it. The accident took place around 5:30am but was reported only around 7am. A police team reached the spot and rushed Matibool to a nearby hospital. Doctors declared him brought dead, stating that he had died due to excessive bleeding.
Police later found some documents in Matibool’s pocket that helped in ascertaining his identity. He apparently drove an e-rickshaw during the day and worked as a security guard in Subhash Nagar at night.
According to the media report his colleagues at the company where he worked as a guard told that Matibool had completed his night shift and left for home around 5am.
Matibool was hit by a tempo from behind while on his way home, the officer said. The tempo driver got off his vehicle immediately to take a look at the injured man. But instead of taking him to a hospital, he got back into his tempo and drove away.
An arrest warrant has been issued against the tempo driver. Efforts are also on to identify the rickshaw puller who took away Matibool’s mobile phone, says the report. A case of rash and negligent driving causing death has been registered.
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