A 24-year-old woman was reportedly killed after a luxury car rammed her two-wheeler in Uttar Pradesh, flinging her into the air, according to local media reports.
The woman was reportedly just about to park her scooter outside her office at the Supertech E-Square in Noida when a luxury car bearing a VIP number crashed into her scooter, per PTI.
Cops are reportedly trying to determine if the accident was a result of a road rage or not. According to reports, the car had an Odisha registration bearing the number plate 0001.
The victim, identified as Dipika Tripathi, was grievously injured when she was taken to a hospital in Sector 110 by the passersby. She was declared brought dead by the doctors, reports PTI. Tripathi was a receptionist at Raj Nandini Estates in Supertech E-Square and was living in Sector 143.
According to the police, the accused has been identified as Samuel Andrew Pyster, by a multinational bank employee from Haryana. He was the one driving the luxury car and has been accused of leaving his car and fleeing soon after the accident. He was however later found and arrested, according to officials.
The car driver who works for American Express was earlier booked for causing death by negligence but the charge was converted to murder on Tuesday after Police Commissioner Laxmi Singh visited the incident spot, the officials said.
According to the complaint registered by the police, the Odisha-registered car was being driven “carelessly" at a “high speed". “The severity of the damages on the deceased’s scooter indicate that the car was over-speeding," the officer told PTI.
On the basis of a complaint by the brother of the deceased, an FIR was lodged at the Sector 39 police station and the accused booked under Indian Penal Code sections 279 (rash driving), 304A (causing death by negligence) and 427 (mischief), the police said adding that a post-mortem was conducted and the body handed over to the family on Monday.
Joint Commissioner (law and order) Ravi Shankar Chhabi said CP Laxmi Singh and other senior officials visited the incident site on Tuesday morning.
According to police data over 350 people have lost their lives this year in road crashes across Gautam Buddh Nagar district, where Noida is located.
The district, adjoining Delhi, recorded nearly three road crash incidents on a daily basis this year in which another 680 people were left injured, the data showed.
(With PTI inputs)
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