A 19-year-old MBBS student was killed and his two friends riding pillion were critically injured when their bike was hit by a speeding vehicle on early Sunday on the Gurgaon Expressway.
Hitesh, a second-year student of SGT Medical College, Hospital & Research Institute in Budhera, was coming back from Delhi with his friends after a party when the fatal accident took place around 6.30 am.
The three were triple-riding a Royal Enfield motorbike and were entering South City from the expressway when the accident happened. The bike was dragged for some distance.
According to police, Hitesh’s head was smashed and he died on the spot due to excessive bleeding. His friends, Aditya and Gautam, were admitted to a hospital in Jharsa.
Hitesh’s body was handed over to his family after post-mortem examination. Police are yet to identify the vehicle that hit the bike and ascertain the circumstances that led to the accident.
The case was registered against an unknown vehicle owner on the complaint of the deceased’s father, Rohtas Singh, a retired district commander from home guards.
Such incidents are common on the expressway. On March 20, a B.Tech student was killed while another was seriously injured when their Chevrolet car turned turtle on NH-8. The car’s tyre got burst and its driver lost control and hit a divider.
On February 21, a 16-year-old girl of class 11 was crushed to death while a class 10 student was seriously injured by a speeding van near the Sector 4/5 roundabout. The duo was going to school. The van driver was an accountant of Bristol Hotel.