Three BTech students were killed after their car rammed a a tractor-trolley in outer Delhi’s Alipur at 2am on Saturday.
Ujjawal (21), Shikhar (22) and Rajesh (21) were second year students of Bio-technology at Amity University in Sector-125, Noida. The three were going to Murthal, along with seven classmates, when the accident occurred at GT Karnal Road near Alipur police station.
“These were 10 BTech students who had hired a blue Scorpio car to go to Murthal to eat paranthas. They were planning to have a late-night dinner. When they reached GT Karnal Road, a tractor was moving ahead of them. It was pulling a trolley filled with bricks. Suddenly their car crashed into it,” said a senior police officer.
The impact was so huge that the left side of the car was completely damaged, said police. The three students who died were allegedly sitting on the left side.
The tractor driver fled from the spot. Police are searching for him. The tractor and the car have been taken into possession, police said.
The car driver, another student, rushed Ujjawal, Shikhar and Rajesh to Satyawadi Raja Harish Chander Hospital in Narela, where they were declared brought dead.
Ujjawal and Shikhar were from Meerut, while Rajesh was based in Hisar. All three of them were living independently in rented flats near the university. Police said they have informed the families.
The remaining seven students, including three girls, received severe head injuries and are undergoing treatment, police said.