Two executives of an automobile firm were killed and three others were injured after their car rammed into a metro pillar on MG Road, Gurgaon, around 12:45am on Saturday.
The police said the Maruti Swift was speeding and the driver lost control after which the car hit the pillar and overturned.
The two deceased are Amit Panchal (25) from Ballabhgarh, Haryana, and Pradeep Singh (26) from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The injured are Alfaz Sayed from Lucknow, Kiran and Deepika from Mumbai. The injured are undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
The five Maruti Suzuki executives were in the city to attend a training programme for the company’s new premium automobile showroom, Nexa. They were returning to Mahipalpur, where they were staying, after visiting a club in Mehrauli, Delhi, when the accident happened.
Amit had been working in the company for the last four years. “His training started on Monday and he sifted to a hotel for the one-week-long training programme. We have received his body after the post-mortem examination and the cremation will be held on Sunday as his brother, who is in the army and posted in Hyderabad, will be reaching late on Saturday. He is an MBA graduate and this is his first job,” Rakesh Panchal, Amit’s uncle said.
The police recorded the Sayed’s statement, who said that Amit lost control of the car after the it ran over a stone. The other two are not medically fit to give the statement, the police said.
“The executives were returning to their hotel and on MG Road before reaching Iffco Chowk, their car rammed into a metro pillar and turned turtle. Two of them died on the spot and three, including two women, suffered severe injures,” ACP(crime) Ramesh Pal said. “The impact was such that the car was smashed and the parts of the car came off while it was rolling over.”
A passerby informed the police and a team from the Sector 29 police station rushed to the spot, the police said.
All five were rushed to the civil hospital, where two of them were declared brought dead. The three injured were shifted from civil hospital to a private hospital.
Pradeep’s post-mortem examination will be conducted on Sunday, the police said.
Forensic expert of civil hospital Dr Deepak Mathur said Amit’s viscera was sent to Madhuban laboratory for furtherer investigation and to know whether he was drunk.
The police said the speed of the car was the cause of the accident.