In a tragic incident on Tuesday, a hotel worker Liaqat Ali Khan was killed in Malakpet after being hit by a speeding car when he was trying to cover a pothole for the safety of people.
A resident of Dabeerpura's Ghousia Masjid, Liaqat, was working at the Sohail hotel. On the night of Tuesday, he saw a pothole in front of his hotel, and being a good Samaritan; he went to cover it. He was putting up barricades to prevent commuters from falling into it who were going that way.
According to the police, while he was trying to cover the pothole, a speeding car hit him, which flung him into the air and fell a few feet away on the road. The car driver fled from the scene. Liaqat was shifted to a hospital, where he was declared dead.
A case was registered, and the police are checking the CCTV footage to trace the car number plate and the driver who committed the drastic act.