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DU Student Killed, 3 Injured in Drunk Driving case in North Delhi

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A 19- year old DU student was killed on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 in a road mishap. The car hit divider in north Delhi with three of his relatives injured.


In a case of drunk driving, a 19 year old University of Delhi student was killed and his three teenage relatives were injured when their car overturned after hitting a divider in north Delhi’s Gulabi Bagh in the early hours of Wednesday, 23rd January 2019.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad said the four men were heading towards Murthal from central?Delhi’s Regar Pura in a Santro car when the incident took place, around 3am, near a gurdwara at Chowki number 2 in Gulabi Bagh.

The deceased has been identified as Shivam, a resident of Regar Pura near Karol Bagh in central Delhi. He was a first-year BA student at DU’s School of Open Learning (SOL).The injured have been identified as Kashish alias Badal and Nitin, both aged 18.Both are residents of Chandigarh. Arnesh Shankar, aged 19 is a resident of Rengar Pura.

An eyewitness informed the police that the vehicle was speeding. It allegedly hit the concrete road divider and flipped twice before coming to a halt after skidding for few metres. Passers-by rushed to help the victims and took them to the hospital, and informed the police about the incident. Shivam Shankar was declared brought dead, while Kashish and Nitin have been kept under observation and Arnesh was discharged after primary medication, according to DCP Prasad.
During investigations, it was found that the victims were returning from a family wedding in Delhi. They had planned on going to Murthal for a joy ride, said DCP Prasad.He further informed the accident took place around 3 a.m. near a gurdwara in Gulabi Bagh. The medical examination report is awaited to determine whether they were drunk at the time of the accident. A case has been registered at Sarai Rohilla police station and the investigation is underway, police said.

(With inputs from The Hindu)

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