Two women of a family died while another woman was critically injured after they were hit by a speeding vehicle in front of Kailash Hospital in Greater Noida on Wednesday evening, police said.
The incident happened at about 8 pm on Wednesday when the family of Hemraj, who hails from Nepal, had gone to visit the city park.
“While they were crossing the road in front of Kailash Hospital, a speeding Toyota Innova hit his mother Shanti, 60, daughter Gita, 15 and another passerby Sunti, 25. Shanti and Gita died at the hospital while Sunti is admitted with critical injuries,” said Abhishek Yadav, superintendent of police (rural) at Gautam Budh Nagar.
Police said the car bearing a Haryana registration number was chased by some motorists but it managed to speed away.
“An FIR was registered at the Knowledge Park police station against unidentified persons. We are checking CCTV footage. We have the registration number of the vehicle. It will be verified and the driver will be arrested soon,” said Yadav.
This is the second such incident in Gautam Budh Nagar in last five days. Earlier on Saturday, a person driving a BMW had hit four commuters and fled the spot, causing one death.
The accused of the BMW hit-and-run case, identified as Vinod Dedha, is yet to be arrested. He had moved an application for surrender before a court but is yet to appear.