Last week, a senior couple in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar were killed after a car crashed into them and sped away. Since there weren’t enough clues, the police officials allegedly declared that it was difficult to crack the case.

However, members of the family were determined to bring the culprit to task. They started investigating on their own and, thanks to their due efforts, the car has been traced. The accused has come under police net. 

The accident happened on February 6 when Giriraj and Vimla were walking towards Paschim Vihar metro station from where they were supposed to go for a wedding. While crossing the road, they were smashed by a speeding Renault Kwid. An eyewitness named Amit Kumar informed police and took the couple to the hospital. However, both died during the treatment, reports The Times of India.

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Kumar, who tried to chase the car, could only note that the registration number of the car ended with TC 38. The couple’s son-in-law Gopal informed it to police officials who later told him that it is difficult to trace the car since they had only four letters as a clue.

But they were in no mood to back down and started investigating on their own. After contacting a few Renault showrooms, a dealer in Kailash Colony gave the details about the car buyer. It was found that the car was bought in the name of Shakuntala Kaushik, a resident of Shahpur Jat but was insured in some other address in a West Delhi village. They visited the second address and found the car parked there. 

It was then informed to the police who later arrested the accused, Anuj Kaushik who is the car owner’s son. He is now out on bail.

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The family are accusing police officials of negligence and are blaming their lax attitude while solving the case. The department is yet to respond over the matter, reports ABP News.

According to a report by Aaj Tak, the eyewitness says that the Police Control Room van which arrived 15 minutes after the accident didn’t try to stop the car. One of the victims’ relative also said that the investigating officer pressured them to take back the case. They say that had the police acted in time, it could have been ascertained whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

(Feature image source: YouTube| Aaj Tak)