Accident near Delhi secretariat: 2 killed as car rams divider, flips over twice

Preliminary investigation revealed they were returning from the wedding of a friend in Laxmi Nagar and heading towards Connaught Place.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 18, 2016 4:41 am
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A 28-year-old man and a 25 year-old woman were killed and three of their friends suffered extensive injuries after their car rammed a divider near Delhi Secretariat and flipped over twice before hitting a lamp-post on the other side of the road a few hours after midnight Sunday, said police. The impact was so powerful that gas cutters had to be used to pull out the victims from the mangled car, police added.

M S Randhawa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (central district), said the deceased were identified as Kashish Anand and Ayushi Gulati. Their injured friends were identified as Manak, Shobojit and Shakun Verma, he added.

Preliminary investigation revealed they were returning from the wedding of a friend in Laxmi Nagar and heading towards Connaught Place to drop off Kashish, who came to Delhi Sunday morning from Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar in his car and parked it in CP. The others had arrived from Dehradun.

“The incident occurred around 2 am when they were in Vikas Marg, but suddenly a speeding Bullet motorcycle came in front of their car and Shobojit, who was driving the car, lost control,” said a police officer.

Eyewitnesses told police the car was also moving at high speed when it rammed the divider and the biker sped away. “A passerby informed police about the crash,” said the officer. “The victims were taken to hospital, where Kashish and Ayushi succumbed to injuries. The condition of the others is stated to be critical,” the officer added.

“We are not sure if anyone was inebriated at the time of incident. We have not received their medical report and not recorded their statements,” said the officer. “A case has been registered at I P Estate police station and investigations are on.”

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