Diksha Dadu, the 19-year-old law student who was allegedly driving the vehicle during a joyride that resulted in the death of two of her friends in north Delhi on Sunday, had four times the permissible limit of alcohol in her blood, the police said. Hindustan Times report mentioned that Siddharth was a student of Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology in Janakpuri and Ritesh was studying in Delhi University's Sri Venkateswara College. The three girls, including the driver, sustained injuries.
A 19-year-old student named Diksha Dadu, driving under the influence of alcohol, rammed into a traffic pole. Police said while Sidhartha and Dahiya died on the spot, Sharma has sustained a fracture in her collarbone.
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.
Police found alcohol bottles and plastic cups inside the vehicle and confirmed that the accident was indeed a case of drunk driving. "Their vehicle collided with the divider and hit the light pole on the opposite side of the road", a senior police officer told IANS. The friends were returning from a fest in Amity, Noida when the incident happened. Localities who were present at the spot told police that the high-speed vehicle tumbled down the road for few meters.
According to the report in Hindustan Times, Dadu, 19, was driving the auto and returning from a late night party with her four friends and crashed the vehicle into a traffic signal pole in the dead of the night.
The police suspect that the girl driving the auto was under the influence of alcohol.
Dadu and Sharma were sitting in the front seats. When locals reported the matter to the police, the bodies were so badly tangled in the decimated vehicle that the auto had to be cut open, and the injured were pulled out. The accident occurred at around 2.45 am. They were also admitted for treatment and are yet to overcome the trauma.
The DCP said that a case has been registered for rash and negligent driving and for causing death due to negligence under IPC sections, at Mukherjee Nagar police station.
The names of the victims who were killed in the accident were identified as Siddharth Singh and Ritesh Dahiya. Further investigation is underway, they added.
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