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Death in the fast lane

Designer clothes, 50,000 cash on the go, a dozen bottles of beer, fast cars and daredevilry. This is the picture police are painting of 24-year-old Shahid Khan, who was arrested on Tuesday, a day after allegedly killing two people in a drink driving incident on the Safdarjung flyover.

entertainment Updated: Jul 29, 2010 01:32 IST

Designer clothes, 50,000 cash on the go, a dozen bottles of beer, fast cars and daredevilry. This is the picture police are painting of 24-year-old Shahid Khan, who was arrested on Tuesday, a day after allegedly killing two people in a drink driving incident on the Safdarjung flyover. The accident bears similarity to the “BMW case” of 1999, when high-flying rich kid Sanjeev Nanda killed six people in a nearby area.



Khan was hauled off a plane bound for Almaty at Delhi’s International Airport. A medical student at the Kursk Medical University in Russia, Khan was in India for a ten-day holiday. Khan is from a prominent family in Mewat and was visiting his cousin Alam, the son of a Delhi-based builder.



Khan’s activities on Orkut were what helped police nab him. A police source, who asked not be named, said his whereabouts were discovered from his updates on the site. On Monday night, Khan was on a drive with his cousin and a friend. “First they drove around a Santro, but they crashed the car so they abandoned it for the Honda City which was involved in the incident,” said the source.



According to other police reports, the men had consumed several bottles of beer before the accident. “When we arrested him, he was dressed in designer jeans and a shirt, expensive sports shoes, and was carrying 50,000 in cash and a laptop. He pleaded ignorance of the incident,” said the police.



The source said Khan has a Ukranian girlfriend back in college.