New Delhi, April 8
A 28-year-old lady was arrested on Thursday for being behind the wheels of a car that allegedly mowed down an aged couple in Dwarka 4 days in the past, police mentioned.
The accused has been recognized as Nupur Choudhary, they mentioned.
Earlier, her elder sister was arrested in reference to the incident who claimed that she was driving the car when the accident occurred.
Shanti Swaroop Arora (79) and his spouse Anjula Arora (62) had been run over by the car on Sunday night, following which police arrested Deepakshi Choudhary (30), the elder sister of Nupur. She was apprehended on fees of rash driving and inflicting dying by negligence.
Shanti was a retired authorities official, whereas Anjula was a homemaker.
However, police on Wednesday mentioned the victims’ household had raised suspicion over who was truly driving the car.
Police had mentioned, “Deepakshi Choudhary accompanied the injured to Manipal hospital. She stated that she was driving the vehicle and committed the accident. She also produced her documents to the investigating officer. However, victim’s family raised doubts that her sister was driving the vehicle.”
During investigation, it was discovered that Nupur, who works as a probationary officer in a public sector financial institution in Uttam Nagar, was driving the car on the time of the incident, a senior police officer mentioned, including that she has a learner’s licence.
“Both Nupur and Deepakshi have been arrested. Nupur has been arrested for committing the accident and Deepakshi for misleading the police,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Santosh Kumar Meena mentioned.
According to police, Deepakshi was attempting to be protecting in an try to stop Nupur from getting booked in the case. Another potential motive may very well be that Deepakshi wished to save lots of Nupur as she is a authorities worker and a felony case registered towards her would possibly have an effect on her job.
However, there could be additional readability in due course of time.
The incident occurred at Sector 11 on Sunday night and CCTV footage of it went viral on social media.
In the video, a Baleno car hits the couple and runs over them. A lady comes out of the car, goes to the rear facet of the car and later calls someone after taking her cell phone from the car.
Police mentioned they’re checking the CCTV footage of the realm and investigating the matter to establish the precise sequence of the incident. Further investigation in the case is in progress, police mentioned. PTI