A man committed suicide by jumping in front of a car on a busy road in Hyderabad, police said on Wednesday.
Though the incident occurred on Langar Houz flyover on September 14, the CCTV footage released on Wednesday showed it was not an accident as the man was seen deliberately jumping before the car.
He died instantly.
The Times of India reported:
In the video, a 40-year-old man is seen standing close to the median on Langar Houz-Mehdipatnam road at 5.30 pm on September 14. He then dives in front of the oncoming Maruti Ertiga. The driver of the vehicle, Dr M A Bari, an MBBS graduate from Darulshifa in the Old City, applied sudden brakes but not before the front wheels of the vehicle ran over the man.
Speaking to TOI, Bari said, “I saw the man waiting to cross the road. But when my vehicle came closer, he dived right in front of me. Apparently, he had attempted to jump in front of another vehicle minutes ago, but locals stopped him. They were still at the spot when he jumped before my car.”
Police are yet to identify the man.
Though a case of rash driving was initially registered against the driver, the police has since reconsidered the case after the footage emerged.