Delhi: Death in accident; court acquits driver, co-accused in case

A Delhi court has acquitted two persons, including the driver of a truck, of the charges of fatally injuring a motorist in an accident and throwing him in an open sewer where he died in 2007.

New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted two
persons, including the driver of a truck, of the charges of
fatally injuring a motorist in an accident and throwing him in
an open sewer where he died in 2007.
"Having regard to the fact and circumstances of the case,
I am of the considered opinion that the prosecution has failed
to prove the guilt of accused beyond reasonable doubts and
accordingly, I acquit Arvind Yadav and Nek Ram of the charged
offences, giving them the benefit of doubt," Additional
Sessions Judge Paramjit Singh said.

Accused Arvind Yadav, a resident of Darbanga district in
Bihar and Nek Ram, hailing from Oriea in UP, were charged with
culpable homicide not amounting to murder and destruction of
evidence under IPC.

Victim Brij Mohan, a resident of Nangloi in west Delhi
who was riding his scooter on the night of December 3, 2007,
was allegedly hit from behind by a truck driven by Arvind near
Jai Vihar Road here.
Both the accused took away the victim from the spot on
the pretext of taking him to a hospital. However, they dumped
him in an open sewer which ultimately led to his death, the
prosecution said.

It was alleged that Arvind was driving the vehicle in a
rash and negligent manner and they, in furtherance of their
common intention, dumped the victim.

The court, however, acquitted the accused duo saying the
testimonies of three key witnesses, Radhey Shyam, Subhash
Chand and ASI Rajbir Singh "do not inspire confidence as there
are material contradiction and discrepancies in their
testimonies and these contradiction/discrepancies are fatal to
the case of the prosecution."

PTI

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