Some tragic news has come to light. Karan Raju, a 19-year-old Zepto delivery partner for Zypp, was killed in a hit-and-run case in Dwarka, Delhi, on May 16, after being hit from behind by an overspeeding car. Raju was returning after a delivery when the incident occurred, and he died on Wednesday, May 18 while seeking treatment at Safdarjung Hospital. His family stated their wish for justice for the victim and to learn who killed him on Saturday, May 21. So far, this is what we know.
Who Is Karan Raju?
The incident occurred near the DnD restaurant in Dwarka Sector 10 on Monday, May 16. He was driven to Deen Dayal Upadhyayyay by one of his co-delivery personnel. He was then taken to Safdarjung Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday. Zepto issued a statement pledging Rs 10 lakh in compensation to the victim’s relatives. They also said the company will cover all medical and funeral expenses.
In a hit-and-run in Delhi, a Zepto delivery boy dies.
The company expressed its sorrow over Karan’s death in a tweet. The corporation expressed its sorrow for Karan Raju’s passing in a statement. They went on to say that the child was wearing a helmet and was driving on the correct side of the road when he was hit from behind. According to his father, Karan joined Zepto about two months ago to help his family financially and save money for his sister’s approaching wedding in November. “I work at a golf club in Gurgaon and make a pittance.
“He wanted to help me financially, and now he’s gone,” the 50-year-old said as he drove to Haridwar to complete the funeral rites. Karan’s father went on to say that he usually went to deliveries with his friends, but that day he went alone because the location was close to their home. They later received a call from his friend, informing them that Karan had been in an accident. He found his son sleeping on the railing when he arrived. Karan’s father said that his son was bleeding badly and that his scooter had broken down.
Karan was admitted to the intensive care unit, where he passed away on Wednesday. A case has been registered at the Dwarka South police station under Indian Penal Code sections 279 (rash driving) and 304A (causing death by negligence). There were no witnesses on the scene, and the caller who informed police only saw the body lying on the road. An officer added, “We couldn’t take Karan’s statement because of his critical condition.”