In a shocking development, a Delhi-based Swiggy driver was also killed a night after the Sultanpuri accident that has shocked the entire nation. The victim was dragged by the car for over half a kilometer, making the hit-and-run accident eerily similar to the Sultanpuri accident, where a 20-year-old woman was dragged by a car for several kilometers. The victim in the newest incident has been identified as Kaushal.
According to reports, the incident took place in Noida on Monday, January 2, when Kaushal was out for delivery. Somewhere at Noida’s Sector 14, the delivery agent was runover by a car driver. As per the accounts of eyewitnesses, the driver stopped his car about 500m from the accident spot, and fled the scene after the victim’s body came off the car.
Following the incident, an FIR was registered and three teams were formed to nab the accused. “The information about the accident came from a cab driver from Ola. We do not know this driver and how he was there,” a police officer was quoted by Indian Express.
Meanwhile, Swiggy also issued a statement which read, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our delivery partner Kaushal Yadav in a heartbreaking incident on January 2nd.”
The Facts of the Matter
As the national capital reels under the aftermath of the horrific Sultanpuri accident where a 20-year-old woman was killed by being hit by a car and dragged for several kilometer, another shockingly similar incident has surfaced.
A Delhi-based Swiggy delivery agent was also killed in a similar fashion in Noida, and he too, had his body dragged for several meters. Coincidentally, the incident took place a night after New Year’s Eve, the evening when 20-year-old Anjali was found lifeless, naked and with severe injuries.
Kaushal was Out for Swiggy Delivery
The incident came to the fore after the Delhi control room was alerted about an accident in Noida Sector 14. When local cops rushed, they found the victim, Kaushal, to have died on the spot. As per the reports, Kaushal was out to deliver when he was struck by a car. When the deceased’s brother called him sometime around 1 am, he was told about the fatal accident.
CCTV Footage Being Analysed
A senior police official was quoted in an Indian Express report saying, “The information about the accident came from a cab driver from Ola. We do not know this driver and how he was there. We are trying to trace him as well. CCTVs around the spot are being analysed and technical surveillance on the offending vehicle is being done to arrest the accused.”
Eyewitness Account Paints Grim Picture
An eyewitness’ account of the entire incident reconstructs the shocking incident. The eyewitness told media that the driver of the car stopped near a temple, some 500 meters away from the spot where the accident took place. After the victim’s body came off the car, the accused driver fled the scene.
FIR Registered, Swiggy Speaks
Based on Kaushal’s brother’s complaint, an FIR was registered in the matter. The police have since formed three teams to nab the accused.
Meanwhile, a Swiggy spokesperson issued a statement in the matter.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our delivery partner Kaushal Yadav in a heartbreaking incident on January 2nd. We are in constant touch with his family members and doing everything in our capacity to expedite this case, including processing insurance and offering legal support to his family,” the statement read.