Two college students died and three of their friends were injured when a late night joy-ride turned tragic in south Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar on Sunday. The police said 19-year-old Diksha Dadu was driving under the influence of alcohol when she rammed into a traffic pole.
The accident took place at around 2.45 am. The airbags of the Hyundai i20 car were deployed on impact and saved two girls in the front seats from suffering serious injuries. Whereas, the girl seated in the rear seat suffered injuries and two boys were killed on impact.
“The damage to the car and objects it collided with suggest the vehicle was driven at more than 100kmph,” an investigator was quoted as saying by HT.
According to the police, it was around 2:45 am, when the five were returning after a ride in an i20 car that the accident took place. The two deceased have been identified as Sidhartha (20), a resident of Pitam Pura and student of Maharaja Surajmal Shiksha Sansthan in Janak Puri, and Ritesh Dahiya (21) from Sonipat in Haryana, a BSc 2nd year student at Delhi University’s Venkateshwara College. The injured have been identified as Diksha Dadu, a resident of Delhi, Joshita Mohanty from Mumbai and Rashi Sharma from Meerut, all 1st year LLB students at Amity University, Noida.
DCP northwest, Aslam Khan said that both the boys died as a result of the accident. “The three girls also sustained injuries. The vehicle was being driven by one, Diksha Dadu at the time of the accident. Her medical examination reveals that she was under the influence of alcohol while driving the vehicle,” Khan said.
Dadu and Sharma were sitting in the front seats. When the locals reported the matter, the bodies were so badly tangled in the vehicle that the body of the car had to be cut to pull the injured out. Police said while Sidhartha and Dahiya died on the spot, Sharma has sustained a fracture in her collarbone. She is yet to be discharged from the hospital while Dadu and Mohanty managed to escape with minor injuries.