Police release horrific footage of moment grandmother mowed down in bid to catch killer

Shocking footage of a grandmother being struck by a hit-and-run driver has been released in a bid to help catch the killer.

62-year-old Krishna Devi Droch sadly died after she was struck by a speeding Vauxhall Zafira travelling on the wrong side of a road in Birmingham, as she crossed the road on her way to morning prayers on November 9 at 11am.

Three weeks on from the horrific hit-and-run the family of Ms Droch have given permission for the CCTV to be released in a bid to catch the killer.

The footage shows the 62-year-old walking onto the road before being hit by the silver vehicle.

The silver Vauxhall Zafira had gone through a red traffic light moments before and was followed closely by a green Corsa and a silver or grey Ford Mondeo.

The registration plate of the Zafira was EY06 TCU while the other two vehicles had false plates.

The Zafira was torched less than two miles away while the other cars were found abandoned within 24 hours of the collision.

Four people have been arrested, with three detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving now released pending further enquiries.

Her brother Baldev Korotania said: ‘Krishna was the foundation of our family, who was always there when we needed her.

‘Her caring and compassionate nature will forever be missed by us. The grandchildren she has left behind are still waiting for her to come home.

‘Although nothing can replace what we have lost, her love and care will remain in our hearts forever.

‘The individuals responsible are still out there and the only closure for our family throughout this difficult period, is for them to be brought to justice.’

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: ‘This tragic event has brought devastation and loss to a whole family and a larger community who knew and loved Krishna.

‘We know that there were many people on Rookery Road that day, and there will be people we have not spoken to. I would appeal directly to them to come forward.

‘The information you have may seem insignificant to you, but may be the piece of the puzzle we need to identify the occupants of the cars.

‘I would urge those responsible to give themselves up before we come knocking at their door.’

The West Midlands Police collision investigation unit can be contacted on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111