1 killed, 3 hurt as SUV rams tempo
A CASE OF RASH DRIVING AND CAUSING DEATH
DUE TO NEGLIGENCE HAS BEEN REGISTERED AT THE LAJPAT NAGAR AND EFFORTS WERE ON TO NAB THE ACCUSED
NEWDELHI: A 29-year-old man was killed and three others injured when a Tata Safari broke through a road divider and rammed a tempo in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar early Saturday.
Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of police (south-east), said the SUV’S occupants were returning from a party in Noida. The officer did not rule out the possibility of drunk driving but said they were waiting for the medical reports.
Of the three injured in the accident, two were in the Safari and the third was driving the tempo. They suffered serious injuries and were in the intensive care unit of AIIMS trauma centre and unfit for statement, the DCP said.
The accident happened around 3.45 am on Ring Road in Lajpat Nagar and a passerby called the police. “At the accident spot, we found that the Tata Safari Storme had broken through the road divider to land on the opposite carriageway,” the officer said. He said it was not clear who drove the SUV.
The SUV with three occupants was approaching from the Ashram side while the tempo was travelling on the other carriageway. “The damage of two vehicles indicated the Safari was speeding. It was the offending vehicle,” said the DCP.
The police rescued the people trapped in the two vehicles and rushed them to hospital where 29-year-old Dharmender was brought dead. Dharmender was a resident of south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar and ran a business.
The other two injured occupants, Praveen Singhal and Kapil Panwar, live in nearby Deoli. They were all friends, the DCP said. The injured tempo driver has been identified as Hukum Dev Yadav.