A man has died after being struck by a car with a lithium-ionic battery charger that was being driven from a dealership in Delhi.
The accident happened in a parking lot at the Rajaji Road car dealer on Friday afternoon.
The driver was rushed to a nearby hospital.
The auto industry association, the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, has identified the car.
“We have registered a case of culpable homicide under sections 302 and 302A (attempt to murder) and Section 125 of the IPC (intentional insult to dignity),” an auto industry official said.
The car is a Mercedes-Benz X-Class.
The official said the owner was in hospital and his injuries are not life-threatening.
“He was not wearing a seatbelt and it appears the car had driven into him,” the official said, adding the car’s owner had been arrested.
The car was a model with the battery charging system for the rear-wheel drive version.
A Tesla Model S sedan was also hit by a similar car.
The auto industry is under pressure to make auto dealers safer, and it wants to be a part of the solution by implementing technology like collision warning cameras.
“I am happy the accident has been reported to the police.
It is a sad day for me, for the auto industry and for the community,” said Aniruddha Ghosh, president of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM).
“The safety of our customers is our top priority.
If the accident was preventable, we could have saved many lives,” she said.