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Delhi: 35-year-old man arrested in hit-and-run case

A 35-year-old man who works with a private firm in Delhi had allegedly rammed his SUV into a scooter near Le Meridian Hotel on Raisina Road in Lutyens'  on June 30, killing 37-year-old Dhiraj, the police said.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 09, 2019 14:47 IST
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Man arrested in Delhi hit and run case

A 35-year-old man working with a private firm was arrested on Saturday in connection with an alleged hit-and-run case in which a man had died last week, police said. The accused was identified as Ankit Gulati. 

A native of East Patel Nagar, Gulati was arrested from his residence, they said.

Ankit Gulati, who works with a private firm, had allegedly rammed his SUV into a scooter near Le Meridian Hotel on Raisina Road in Lutyens' Delhi on June 30, killing 37-year-old Dhiraj, the police said.

"During the investigation, police identified the car after scanning CCTV footage. Later, they got details of the owner of the vehicle and arrested Ankit Gulati," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma.

During interrogation, Ankit Gulati said that on June 29, he met his friends at Rajender Nagar and went to a club in Nehru Place around 12:30 am where they consumed alcohol, Verma said.

Thereafter, they reached another club in Chanakyapuri around 2:30 am and consumed more alcohol, the police said.

He left the club at 5:15 am and was going towards Connaught Place when the accident took place, the DCP said.

Gulati confessed that he was watching videos on the phone while driving and could not see the victim on his scooter, they said.

After the accident, he fled from the spot and reached his home. He sent his car for repairs at a workshop on July 1, the police said, adding that the vehicle has been recovered from the workshop. 

(The copy has been edited to remove the reference of the accused as an 'RJ' after reports claimed that he did not work with a radio channel)

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