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One killed, two injured in Noida hit-and-run

A senior police officer said the incident took place at 10.20 pm on Sunday night at the crossing outside Chhalera village.

By: Express News Service | Noida |
October 14, 2014 2:08:13 am

One person was killed and two others injured after an SUV collided into them, in Sector-44, Noida on Sunday night.

The victim has been identified as Vivek Gehlot, while the two injured are Anuj and Aniket. All three are residents of Chhalera village, a senior police officer said.

Police said the driver of the vehicle, Naveen Joshi (35) who allegedly fled the spot, has been arrested.

A senior police officer said the incident took place at 10.20 pm on Sunday night at the crossing outside Chhalera village.

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“The three men were standing on the pavement next to the road. The driver of the Ford Endeavour lost control, hit two stationary bikes, and collided into the three people. All of them were rushed to the nearest hospital. Vivek Gehlot was declared brought dead. Aniket is in critical condition, but Anuj is stable,” the officer said.

Eyewitnesses have claimed that there were three other occupants in the car, including a woman, who fled after the accident.

Police also said that while there were others in the car, they are yet to be arrested. “We arrested Joshi after tracing the numberplate of the vehicle. The identity of the others is yet to be established. We are looking into eyewitness accounts as well,” the officer said.

Police also refused to divulge details of whether the accused was in an inebriated state. “We have confirmed that the driver was returning after a party in Noida Sector-18. We are yet to get his medical report. Further investigation is underway,” the officer said.

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First published on: 14-10-2014 at 02:08:13 am

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