A senior citizen and his five-year-old grandson were crushed to death by a speeding Honda city car allegedly being driven by a class twelfth passout, on Sunday.
Bhagwan Dass (60) and his grandson Rajat were on their way back from the condolence service of a relative, when the car, which police said was literally “zipping through” the area, slammed into them. Death was instantaneous.
Police said 19-year-old Ankur- Kumar was at the wheels of his friend's father's Honda City car and did not have a driving license. Police said Ankur was still learning how to drive, and had procured the car for a “joyride.”
The car also bore a sticker of Delhi Police.
The deceased had come with their family from Sonepat to condole the death of a relative in Alipur, in outer Delhi district, near the Delhi-Panipat highway.
The family, who watched their oldest and youngest members die, still cannot believe they will have to cremate their own now. “One minute they were walking beside us. Out of nowhere, the car hit them and I saw my son and father literally flying in air,” said Santosh Kumar.
Joyride gone wrong
According to police, Ankur just passed his twelfth boards exam from a school in Outer Delhi.
Police said on Sunday afternoon he allegedly asked his friend, a class eleventh student and a minor, to bring out his car so Ankur could hone his driving skills.
The police said that the minor's father was not at home and the two were therefore able to slip out with the car.
Both are residents of Bakoli village in Outer Delhi. The minor's father is a property dealer in the area.
The police have till now not booked anyone in the case as they are not sure who was driving the car. The two accused were caught by the locals and later handed over to the police. “Initial investigation suggest it was Ankur who was driving the car. But some of the eye-witnesses at the spot claimed that it was his minor friend who was driving the car and allegedly hit the deceased. We are still trying to figure things out. Only then we will register a case.”