The victim, who used to work with a private bank as a customer associate and lived on rent in Lado Sarai, was hit while crossing the road.
Police had received a call on November 17 about the accident at the Lado Sarai traffic signal. On reaching the spot, they found the woman, originally from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, to be critically injured. She was taken to AIIMS where she was declared brought dead.
On November 26, the victim’s brother tweeted, “I lost my sister, Archana Kushwaha, in an accident on 17th Nov at Lado Sarai Signal Delhi around 8.30PM, till now no clue about car and it’s being 10 days since accident happened (sic).” He also tagged the Prime Minister’s Office, AAP and Delhi Police.
On the day of the accident, crime and forensic teams visited the spot while the victim’s body was sent for a postmortem and her family was informed.
Deputy commissioner of police (south) Atul Thakur said a case of rash driving and causing death due to negligence was registered and a hunt was launched for the accused.
“Multiple teams were formed and CCTV footage from the vicinity were scanned. Following days of surveillance, we zeroed in on a Honda City car and its driver was identified as Pankaj Sudhakar, a resident of Kalkaji Extension,” Thakur said.
The DCP said Sudhakar was driving at a high speed. The accused might have been drunk during the accident, said a source. The car has been seized.