In a tragic and shocking turn of events, four people were killed in a road accident on Yamuna expressway, including a student from Delhi University’s School of Journalism. The accident was reported from Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh.
The accident, which took place at around 9:30 am, occurred near milestone 141 of Sadabad police jurisdiction of Hathras district. In the accident, four students including three children of CBSE Joint Secretary Ram Shankar, were killed. The victims have been identified as siblings Prashant, Prabhas and Prachita, while the fourth victim has been identified as Mohan Gupta from Firozabad district.
Prashant Yadav, a student of Delhi University’s newly opened School of Journalism, was driving to Agra along with his brother and sister in their SUV when their speeding car hit a taxi’s rear and lost control. The SUV, after losing control, broke the divider and drove over to the other side of the expressway colliding head-on with another SUV coming from the opposite side.
“The impact of the collision was so severe that both SUVs were left to mangled pieces of metal junk. It took us over half an hour to extract the bodies of victims from the SUV” Yogesh Kumar, circle officer of Sadabad was quoted as saying by Times of India.
By the time this accident was reported, the Joint secretary of CBSE, Ram Shankar along with his family was already on his way to Hathras government hospital mortuary, where the local police had sent the bodies of the victims for autopsy. The mortal remains of the three siblings were sent to their hometown in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh where the last rites will be held tomorrow.
Prashant also led the student protest at Delhi School of Journalism against the DU authorities.The deeply saddening news of the Prashant’s sudden demise came as a shock to all the students and teachers of Delhi School of Journalism and everyone has been in mourning since. The college will be holding a condolence meet in the premises at 10 am tomorrow where all students and teachers will be paying their respects.