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Software engineer killed in car accident

Staff Reporter

The car rammed a trolley truck; was dragged some distance


They were on their way to Gurgaon

The car belonged to the victim's father


NEW DELHI: A young software engineer was killed and his three friends were injured when their car rammed the rear of a trolley truck and was dragged some distance in Vasant Kunj here in the early hours of Sunday. The other injured were discharged from hospital after treatment.

Tragedy struck around 3 a.m. on Sunday when Rakesh and his three friends Himashu, Ravinder Dahiya and Arun Upadhyaya were on their way to Gurgaon from Greater Kailash. They were crossing the Rajokri flyover when the vehicle reportedly rammed a truck from behind, the police said. Its mangled bonnet got entangled with the rear portion of the truck and was dragged some distance before coming to a halt.

Anil Yadav, a resident of Mahipalpur who runs a cab service, was passing through the area along with his cousin when he spotted the mangled vehicle. “We stopped to help the victims, after which several passers-by also came forward. The Police Control Room was alerted, following which they reached the spot. The young man on the passenger seat in the front was trapped under the dash-board. We somehow pulled him out,” said Anil.

Rakesh, who worked for a Gurgaon-based reputed software company, sustained serious injuries and his friends were also hurt. They were taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where Rakesh was declared dead on arrival. The other three were discharged from the hospital later. It is learnt that Himanshu and Arun also work for a software company. Ravinder works in Greater Kailash.

Enquiries by the police revealed that Rakesh hailed from Sonepat in Haryana. His father works with a nationalised bank in the Capital. The vehicle involved in the accident belongs to him. However, Rakesh had been using it for the past couple of days.

In another incident, a young man was killed and six of his friends were injured when their car rammed a tree on Krishna Menon Marg around 2 a.m. It all happened when Ravi Verma, who lived in the servant quarters on Pandara Road, and his friends were returning from a marriage function at Palam village. The injured were taken to Lohia Hospital where Ravi was declared dead.

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