Two Delhi students killed in car crash

February 24th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by admin  

(Second Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two students were killed and two other people injured when their speeding vehicle spun out of control and rammed into a tree here early Sunday. The police believed it was a case of drunken driving. The speeding black Skoda of the two students rammed into a tree before skidding off the road turning turtle around 5.15 a.m. near the 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,” said head constable A.S. Rana, who was 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 Hotel Inter-Continental on the Barakhamba Road.

The police said broken liquor bottles were found near the crash site.

Gaurav, who was driving the car, was drunk according to his medical report, the polioce said.

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

Last year, Delhi Traffic Police booked 1,600 people for drunken driving.

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