The policeman had had his car repaired after the hit-and-run, to try and cover up his crime. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)
A head constable of the Delhi Police has been arrested for allegedly running down a woman in the Lutyen's Delhi area.
PTI reported that a speeding vehicle had mowed down Nirmal Devi (76), the mother of IAS officer Arun Baroka, who is currently posted as a joint secretary in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, on Madhu Limaye Marg in Chanakyapuri on Thursday evening.
According to police, the constable -- Chandra Bhan -- had got his car repaired after the accident to try and cover up his crime.
But there had been a witness to the accident. A woman who worked as a domestic help in the area.
She had managed to note down two digits of the car's number (an 8 and a 2) and that the car had a police sticker pasted on it, which she told the police.
The police then visited mechanics in the area, which is how they were able to track the car.
PTI reported that Bhan at first tried to mislead the police, but he finally confessed to his crime.
Bhan told police he had run from the scene of the crime out of fear.
Devi had been out for a walk when she was hit.
She was rushed to hospital by her grandson, but died from her injuries.
A head constable of the Delhi Police has been arrested for running down the mother of a bureaucrat in the Lutyen's Delhi area