In a shocking hit-and-run case in Chandigarh, an SUV hit a 25-year-old woman feeding stray dogs near her home and sped away.
The woman, Tejashwita, has suffered injuries on her head and is recovering at a hospital. Her family members said she has spoken to them and is doing fine.
According to the family, the incident took place on Saturday night when Tejashwita and her mother Manjider Kaur were feeding stray dogs by the footpath.
In CCTV footage of the incident, Tejashwita can be seen feeding a dog. There are no vehicles on the road. Then a Mahindra Thar SUV appears on the parallel road. The SUV is seen making a U-turn and running over the 25-year-old woman, throwing her to the ground. The vehicle drives away, leaving the woman writhing in pain.
The woman’s mother has said her daughter was in a pool of blood, but no one stopped to help her. She then informed her husband and the police control room and asked them to rush to the spot.
The woman’s father Ojaswi Kaushal said Tejashwita has completed her undergraduation in Architecture and is currently preparing for civil service entrance exams. She went to the same spot with her mother daily to feed stray dogs, he said.
Police have registered a case and search is on for the vehicle and the driver.
A series of horrifying accidents have brought rash driving back under the spotlight. The most prominent among these is the Delhi car horror case, in which a 20-year-old woman died after her leg was stuck under a car and the vehicle dragged her through the roads.
In another tragic incident, a speeding police van rammed into a car on the Gurugram-Faridabad road yesterday. A six-year-old girl was killed and five family members injured. Shockingly, the police personnel did not try to rush the child to the hospital and instead, fled the spot.