Four students, including two girls, of a school in Ghaziabad, sustained serious injuries after they were hit by a car in Kamla Nehru Nagar area on Monday morning. The car was allegedly driven by a minor student of the same school and was accompanied by a friend.
Police investigations have revealed that the four students of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Kamla Nehru Nagar were waiting at the roadside for their pick-up autos to come. Suddenly a speeding Maruti Swift car, which lost control, knocked them down before it crashed onto the nearby wall.
The four injured students were rushed to Sarvodaya Hospital where they have been admitted to the ICU. The four aged bet-ween six and 15 have been identified as Gungun, Hema, Ashish and Puran (who go by single name).
“The condition of the youngest girl is stated to be critical,” a police spokesperson said.
The police have arrested one of the two students who were reported to be inside the car at the time of the mishap, while the other is absconding.
A case has been registered at Kavi Nagar police station under sections 279 (rash driving), 337 and 338 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of IPC. “The car belonged to the father of one of the students who was present inside the vehicle. His friend was driving the car and lost control,” said JK Shahi, superintendent of police.
The police have seized the car and a search is on for the absconding minor. The police are also contemplating action against the minor’s father in whose name the car is registered.