A Class 12 student driving a speeding car ran over four people sleeping on the footpath in New Delhi’s Kashmiri Gate area on Thursday. One person died and three others were critically injured, The Indian Express reported.
The teenager, a student of Delhi Public School, did not have a driving licence and had turned 18 on April 15, reported India Today. He was identified as Samar Chugh, the son of a Delhi-based businessman and a resident of Model Town. There were two other students with Chugh in the car.
The incident is believed to have taken place at 5.45 am on Thursday morning when the students were celebrating after finishing their Class 12 exams, reported NDTV. After the accident, the two students fled the scene, but Chugh was stuck inside the car.
Initial investigation has revealed that the car was being driven at high speed and the driver lost control of the vehicle. “One of the victims was dragged for around 20 meters by the car which then got overturned after jumping over the divider,” a senior police officer said.
Sources said that the car is owned by Chugh’s friend, who was sitting along with him when the incident occurred, and police will book the father of the youth as the car was registered in his name, the English daily reported.