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30/07/2018 1:53 PM IST | Updated 30/07/2018 2:03 PM IST

Mercedes Driver Mows Down Two-Year-Old And Speeds Away, Child Dies In Delhi

The two-year-old was the daughter of a daily wage labourer.

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A Mercedes driver mowed down a two-year-old in Delhi and then sped away, The Times of Indiareported today.

Anushka, the daughter of a daily wage labourer, was playing on the road when she was hit by the silver coloured Mercedes in the Okhla industrial area on Thursday, TOI reported.

The child was rushed to hospital. The doctors declared her "dead on arrival."

Gaurav Sethi, a 39-year-old businessman based in Gurugram, has been arrested in connection with the crime.

Dev Shankar, who witnessed the Mercedes hit his daughter, said the silver car slowed down before speeding away as a crowd started to gather.

The police, which used CCTV footage to identify the silver Mercedes, has taken Sethi's blood sample to ascertain whether he was drunk at the time.

Sethi, who confessed to the police, said that he did not see the child due to the heavy rain. He has been booked under Sections 279 (Rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 304(A) IPC (Causing death by negligence).