After losing mother in crash, 13yrold girl battles for life
the influence of alcohol. They said their way home from a temple in south Delhi’s Chhatarpur.
Chetanya’s father Vimal, who was driving their Mahindra Quanto car, said he initially spotted the errant Maruti S-cross car on the other side of the divider being driven rashly. Within twoto-four seconds the car had jumped onto their lane and hit them before he could react. “It just sprang up and crashed into us. It was like straight out from a movie,” said Vimal.
Poonam sustained injuries in her head and back causing her death instantly, he said. Chetanya, a Class 8 student, who was sitting next to the right rear window, is battling life at Fortis Hospital, Punjabi Bagh.
Abhishek Sardana, Vimal and Poonam’s nephew, said the locals and their family members had apprehended the woman who was driving the other car.
The police said that adequate measures have been taken and a case has already been lodged under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code and the 22-year-old woman, Shivani Malik, who was allegedly driving the other car has been arrested. Deputy commissioner of police (west) Monika Bhardwaj said that besides charging Malik with sections such as rash and negligent driving, causing death due to negligence, police have also booked her for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. “We are probing the matter diligently,” the DCP said. ACCIDENT SPOT
All three cars involved in the crash sustained major damage.
The car Chetanya’s family was travelling in.