In a tragic incident, two men were killed and three women injured when their car crashed into a traffic signal pole, police said on Monday. The incident took place at around 2.45 am when the driver of the over speeding Hyundai i20 lost control over the vehicle and ended up hitting the central verge at T-Point.
The deceased have been identified as Ritesh Dahiya and Siddharth, both in their 20s.
Three women occupants of the car, including the driver, sustained injuries, police said.
According to The Asian Age, the driver has been identified as 19-year-old Diksha Dadu, who is a law student at Amity University, Noida. The other two women — Rashi Sharma (20) and Jyoshita Mohanty (21) — who also sustained injuries are from the Amity University. The driver was under the influence of alcohol, said Aslam Khan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest).
Police said the woman driver was arrested after being discharged from the hospital. She had a learner’s license. The car belonged to Dahiya’s father.
“Diksha Dadu, a first-year Amity University law student was drunk at the time of the crash,” deputy commissioner of police (north-west) Aslam Khan said. According to an investigating officer, alcohol bottles and plastic disposable cups were found in the wreckage of the car. Police are awaiting the medical report of the five students.
The friends were returning from a fest in Amity when the incident happened. They had come to Delhi University for a drive, they said.
After the car hit the pole it somersaulted twice before coming to a halt Hudson Lane in North Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar.
Dahiya (20), who hailed from Sonipat in Haryana, was studying BSc second-year at Sri Venkateshwara College, Dhaula Kuan. Pitampura-resident Siddharth (19) was a student of Maharaja Surajmal Shiksha Sansthan in Janakpuri.