Two students died and three were injured when their car an I 20 hit a divider,overturned and rammed into a traffic signal pole on Saturday.The incident is said to have happened at 2:45 am in Mukherjee Nagar.
DETAILS ABOUT THE ACCIDENT AND VICTIMS
The driver of the car has been identified as Diksha Dadu aged 20 who was reportedly in inebriated state and thus lost the control of the car.The dead have been identified as Reetesh Dahiya,21,who was pursuing B.Sc. from Sri Venkateswara College and Siddharth,20,who was studying in a private institute at Janakpuri.The three girls Diksha, Rashi and Joshita are first year law students at Amity University.
Initially Ritesh was driving but on reaching the DU’s North Campus area Diksha insisted in driving.Three minutes into driving,she hit the divider.Her learning license had expired in October last year.According to an eyewitness the car was being driven very fast as after hitting the divider,the car overturned twice and then rammed into a traffic signal.Reportedly Diksha and Rashi survived the crash as airbags opened in time.
It was a passerby that informed the police about the accident.After reaching the accident site,police managed to pull the five out of the car and took them to Sushrut Trauma Centre which is near Civil Lines where the doctors declared Dahiya and Singh dead.
Police investigation revealed that the students were returning from a fest in Amity University and then had planned to go to Murthal.Meanwhile they had gone to CP and bought snacks.They purportedly consumed liquor in the car as they drove around DU.
Diksha was booked by the police under section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way),section 337 (endangering life and personal safety of others) and section 304-A (causing death by negligence).She has been arrested after being discharged from the hospital.She was granted bail on Sunday afternoon as the offence was bailable.
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