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'Never seen a sight so horrific'

Eyewitnesses recall the gory sight; victims had borrowed friend’s car.

delhi Updated: Mar 14, 2012 00:51 IST
HT Correspondent

The victims of the early Tuesday morning accident near the Malyiva Nagar Metro station had borrowed the car that eventually turned into their grave.

They had come to attend a friend's birthday party when they decided to borrow another friend's Lancer car and go for a late night ride.

The three DU students were killed and two others critically injured when their car hit a stationary bus on Press Enclave Road, barely 100 metres from the Metro station at 3.30am on Tuesday.

Police said the car belongs to one captain DS Deswal from Noida. "He had bought the car jus a month ago and his son Nikhil had driven to the birthday party in Malviya Nagar in the car," a senior police officer said.

The occupants of the car were trying to overtake an SUV from the left and had sped ahead. But they didn't see the stationary bus at Hauz Rani and went under it.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/3/14_03_12-metro2.jpg

An eyewitness, who was in the SUV, recalled the accident: "Parts of body were scattered on the road. I never want to witness such an accident again."

Parag, a roommate of Mayank Chauhan, one of the accident victims, said, "All of us had gone to the party but Mayank, Vikas, Aakash and I returned home at 11:30pm. I woke up at 4am by a call about the accident. They probably left for the party again after dropping me."

Abdul Fareed, a resident of Hauz Rani, said, "A bus had dropped guests at a wedding in Hauz Rani Colony. We came out of our houses after hearing a loud sound. What we saw cannot be described in words; blood was everywhere and parts of bodies were scattered. We immediately rushed towards the car and two persons, who were breathing, were rushed to Max Hospital."

Meanwhile, the police have also booked the owner of the bus, Naseer Ahmad, for causing death due to negligence as he had parked the bus on the roadside. It is also not very clear as to who was driving the car.

"When we reached the accident spot, there was no one on the driver seat. Two victims were on the seat next to the driver's. There is a possibility that only two of the victims were sitting on the rear seat and they were smoking hookah, which we recovered from the car," a senior police officer said.