An undergraduate student of Amity University died in a road accident in Sector 126 on the service lane of the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Wednesday night.
The victim, Kartik Pal Singh Negi, 21, was a third-year student of the Bachelor of Financial Investment and Analysis course at Amity University in Sector 125, Noida. According to the police, his car crashed due to speeding.
“The incident took place around 10.30pm on Wednesday. Kartik and another student, Mrigank Jyoti Singh, were driving back to his residence in Jaypee Wish Town in Sector 128 from Sector 125 when the accident took place. Witnesses told us that the car was speeding and rammed into the divider while negotiating a bend near Sector 126,” Satish Chandra, station house officer (SHO), Expressway police station, said.
“Negi received severe injuries to his head due to which he died on the spot. Singh was also injured but he survived the accident,” he said.
Negi was from Haldwani in Uttarakhand and was staying at a paying guest accommodation in Noida. Singh is from Dibrugarh in Assam and lives in Surajpur.
Savita Mehta, the vice-president (communication) of Amity Group, said, “It is a very unfortunate thing to have happened.”
Negi was driving along with Singh, also a student of Amity University, who was admitted to a nearby hospital with injuries and was discharged on Thursday morning. The duo was returning from Sector 125 around 10.30pm to their paying guest accommodation in Sector 126 when the incident took place.
“The college campus is closed for day scholars at 5pm every day. They must have been returning from some other place,” Mehta said.