Two Delhi students killed in accident

February 24th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A Delhi University student and another student were killed and two others injured when their speeding vehicle spun out of control and rammed into a tree here early Sunday. Police suspect it to be a case of drunken driving. According to police, the accident occurred when the speeding black Skoda that the four were travelling in rammed into a tree, before skidding off the road turning turtle at around 5.15 a.m. near India Gate.

“The car was travelling at high speed and spun out of control. It first rammed into a railing and then on to a tree, resulting in the death of two people sitting in the back seat of the car,” said Head Constable A.S. Rana, who was present at the spot when the accident occurred.

The dead have been identified as Anirudh Rawat, a Delhi University student, and Sneha Kapoor, an Amity student. The injured are Gaurav, a Delhi-based businessman, and Satyajit, also a student.

The four were returning after attending a party at the Inter Continental Hotel in Barakhamba Road.

Police said broken liquor bottles were found near the crash site.

Police sources said that Gaurav, who was driving the car, could have been drunk and his medical report is awaited.

The injured are in critical condition. They were first admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital but later shifted to another hospital in Noida.

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