The hideous accident took place at the Red Road where the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade was on.
“A speeding Audi car knocked down Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud, who was supervising the parade, before hitting a barricade and coming to a halt. He was declared dead at a hospital,” a defence spokesperson said.
However, aftermath the accident , the car driver escaped away. Police seized the car and were trying to locate its owner.
“A manhunt has been launched to track and arrest the driver. We are investigating how the car broke the security barrier and entered the practice zone,” said city police commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha.