1 killed, 3 hurt as SUV rams tempo

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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.

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