In a hit-and-run incident, a labourer was run over by a speeding car while he was sleeping on the footpath at Rajmahal Chhak under the Capital police station in the city late on Friday night.
The identity of the deceased was yet to be ascertained.
According to eyewitnesses, the car dragged the labourer to some distance, killing him on the spot.
Though some other persons were also sleeping on the footpath, they had a close shave in the incident. Following the incident, some people chased the car, but the driver sped away towards the Daya river embankment.
On getting information, Dhauli police reached the spot and seized the car. The identity of the car driver was yet to be ascertained.
The postmortem of the body was conducted at Capital Hospital on Saturday. Police were carrying out further investigations to trace the absconding driver.