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Race for fun ends in boy’s death

delhi Updated: Feb 23, 2010 23:27 IST
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A Class XI student was killed when a friend's car he was racing on his motorcycle hit his bike on a deserted road in Rohini in northwest Delhi on Monday night, police said.

The victim, Ashutosh Girhotra (17), who was reportedly driving an expensive Yamaha XD motorcycle, had left home on Monday evening and told his parents that he was going for group studies.

The incident was reported around 11.30 p.m. on Monday in Sector 9, Rohini.

Police said they have arrested the accused, identified as Mohit Sharma, a mass communication student who was reportedly driving a Maruti Swift car.

Girhotra left his house around 10.30 after dinner and told his parents that he is going to study with his friend for a practical examination, police said. He was a student of Class XI (commerce stream) in Delhi International Public School.

“A policeman saw a white Maruti Swift being driven rashly near BR Ambedkar Hospital. After a few seconds he heard some noises and rushed to the spot to see an injured biker. The car had also overturned and had landed on the other side of the road after skidding for about 100 feet,” said a senior police officer.

“Girhotra was speeding at the time of incident. We are trying to find out whether he had a licence,” said Atul Katiyar, deputy commissioner of police (outer).

Praveen Girhotra, the victim’s father, said, “He had told us he was going to study with his friends and might stay at his house for the night.”

The victim has an elder brother Karan Girhotra who recently joined his father in the family business and an elder sister, who is married. The Girhotras run a chemical business in the Capital.

A case under Section 304 A has been registered at the Rohini (North) police station and further investigations into the matter are on.