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Engineer rams car into sleeping labourers

Two labourers sleeping on a footpath were injured here early today when a 24-year-old engineer, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, lost control of his Mercedes and rammed into them.

delhi Updated: Dec 05, 2009 12:56 IST

Two labourers sleeping on a footpath were injured here early today when a 24-year-old engineer, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, lost control of his Mercedes and rammed into them.

Simran Sodhi, who was driving the car, was arrested and charged under sections 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 337 (causing hurt), Deputy Commissioner of Police H G S Dhaliwal told PTI.

Sodhi was returning home with a female friend from Hotel Ashoka’s F-Bar when the incident took place near Sarojini Nagar in south Delhi at around 2 am.“He was under the influence of alcohol. He lost control of the vehicle which came on the footpath. The car hit two labourers who sleeping on the pavement,” Dhaliwal said.

The injured labourers were rushed to AIIMS where doctors said they were in a stable condition.A senior police official said Sodhi is US educated and a medical test has confirmed that he was under the influence of alcohol.

The woman who was in the car was let off after questioning, he said, adding three more labourers were sleeping on the same pavement but escaped unhurt.“We are recorded their statements. Further investigations are on,” he said.