Two men were killed and six others were injured after a speeding SUV rammed into cars and roadside carts in Vasant Vihar area of Delhi. Eight people including children got injured and had been taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre.
The police stated that the incident took place during Holi celebrations. The accused driver left his red Mahindra Thar and fled after the accident.
The police added that the accused worked for the owner of Thar who wasn’t in Delhi at the time of the accident.
The victims have been identified as Munna and Sameer, succumbed to the injuries. Others are undergoing treatment. All the victims are residents of Shiva Camp in Vasant Vihar and Ekta Vihar in R K Puram.
The officials informed that they received a PCR call about the accident was received at 7.30 pm. Local residents said the accused was speeding and rammed into two cars before hitting the roadside carts.
The car crushed the victims and crashed near a pole. The impact of the accident was such that the carts were completely damaged and all cars looked trampled, officials added..
The police found three cars (including the Thar) in an accidental condition including three crushed carts at the spot.
The police stated that they are verifying the claims if the accused, now apprehended, was driving the car while the owner was at a private function.
The accused has been booked for rash driving and causing death by negligence.