Updated on: Monday, January 10, 2022, 09:33 AM IST

Delhi: Food delivery executive dies after being hit by vehicle driven by drunk cop


A delivery executive of an online food delivery platform was killed after being hit by the vehicle of a policeman suspected to be under the influence of alcohol in north west Delhi's Rohini.

It is believed that the victim was the lone bread earner of his family and his father died of COVID-19.

The incident took place Saturday night and the victim has been identified as Salil Tripathi, a resident of Budh Vihar. Police said the accused constable identified as Mahendra has been arrested.

A Delhi Police official statement said, "A Zomato delivery executive died after a police constable, who was driving a car allegedly under alcohol influence hit his bike in Budh Vihar, Rohini on Saturday. The victim was the lone bread earner of his family. His father died of COVID. The constable has been arrested."

Giving details about the incident, the Delhi Police said, "A bike-borne youth died in a road accident in front of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Budh Vihar, Rohini area of Delhi. The youth was identified as Salil Tripathi, who used to work as a delivery boy in Zomato."

"On the night of January 8 in Budh Vihar area, a car hit a DTC bus and a bike rider. This car was being driven by Delhi Police constable Mahendra whose posting was in Rohini North police station. Prima facie, it looks like Mahendra was very drunk at the time when he carried out this accident. The eyewitnesses present on the spot had made a video of the constable at the time of the accident, in which he is seen very drunk. The people present there handed him over to the police."

"Taking action in this matter, the police registered a case and Mahendra has been arrested. Delivery boy Salil Tripathi was the only earning person in his house and his father also died in the second wave of COVID-19," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rohini Pranav Tayal told ANI. Further probe in the matter is underway.

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Published on: Monday, January 10, 2022, 09:33 AM IST