‘Drunk’ Singapore embassy staff dies in front of Slovak embassy in Chanakyapuri
A 23-year-old staffer of Singapore High Commission was killed on Sunday morning when the car he was driving climbed up on a pavement, crashed through an iron fence and collided with an electricity pole and turned on its right in Chanakyapuri.delhi Updated: Feb 05, 2017 23:56 IST
A 23-year-old staffer of Singapore High Commission was killed on Sunday morning when the car he was driving climbed up on a pavement, crashed through an iron fence and collided with an electricity pole and turned on its right in Chanakyapuri.
Police said the man, identified as Pattrick Anthony, was allegedly drunk and speeding and lost control on his vehicle. Anthony’s wife Sonal Gupta, 21, who was with him in the car, sustained severe injuries and has been admitted to AIIMS.
Police said Anthony and Sonal had been married for less than a month and lived in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar. The couple had attended a party at the Singapore embassy and was returning home in a silver WagonR car when the accident took place around 2am on Sunday.
Though the exact sequence of events is yet to be ascertained, DCP (New Delhi) BK Singh said that prima facia it looked like the car was overspeeding in a 60kmph speed zone.
The accident took place in front of the gates of the Embassy of Slovak Republic on Niti Marg. Police suspect that the accident might have happened after Anthony misjudged a turn and steered left a few metres before he should have.
The early turn caused the car to climb on to the pavement on the left and knock down an iron signboard. The car then went on to hit and crash through an iron fence before skidding further to hit an electricity pole and turning on its right.
Some passersby rushed to the site of the accident after hearing the sound of the crash. Someone from the crowd also informed the police control room after which the victims were rushed to AIIMS, where Anthony was declared brought dead.
Anthony, police said, had received severe head injuries after possibly hitting the car’s steering wheel. A pool of blood at the accident spot and blood marks on the car’s driver side window suggested that he bled to death.