Teen arrested for Delhi road accident

December 14th, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A teenager was arrested Saturday for a road accident here that claimed the lives of five members of a family.”The 16-year-old minor, who is son of a businessman, has been arrested. He was driving the Scorpio at the time of the accident,” a police officer said.

Rakesh Garg, 48, his wife Uma Garg, 43, their two sons Mukul Garg, 18, Radhe Garg, 10, and their niece, Tanvi Garg, 18, were returning to their Tri Nagar home from a marriage in Alipur area when a speeding Scorpio car rammed into their Maruti 800 car near the Kanhaiya Nagar Metro station in northwest Delhi around 12.40 a.m. Friday.

“The accused was arrested Saturday after questioning the businessman, on whose name the car is registered. The businessman tried his best to mislead the investigators and told police that his nephew was driving the car,” the officer said.

“He kept changing statements, but the police managed to track down others who were in the car. It was finally revealed that his son was driving it,” the police officer added.

“The accused is a student of class 10. The boy told us that he along with his two or three friends was returning home from a marriage in Jhandewalan area. The accused had come to drop off one of his friends near the place where the accident took place,” the police officer said.

The police suspect that the teenager was heavily drunk at the time of accident but it would be difficult to establish this as the accused had been on the run for more than 48 hours since the accident.

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