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Delhi dietician in coma after ‘racing’ SUVs hit her twice, woman at wheel held

According to an eyewitness, the dietician was first hit by the speeding XUV500, before the Scorpio ran over her. Delhi police traced the green coloured Scorpio in Saket and the 40-year-old woman was arrested.

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2017 11:27 IST
Shiv Sunny
Shiv Sunny
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Delhi crime,Delhi road accidents,AIIMS
Vanita Garg, 26, who was hit by SUVs. (Sourced image)

A 26-year-old dietician was admitted to the trauma centre of AIIMS in a coma after being hit by two speeding SUVs — an XUV 500 and a Scorpio — near PSRI hospital in south Delhi on Monday.

The driver of the Scorpio, a 40-year-old woman from Saket in south Delhi, was arrested on Thursday evening after the police identified and tracked down her vehicle. The driver of the XUV 500, however, is yet to be traced or arrested.

Ishwar Singh, deputy commissioner of police (south), said the arrested woman, identified as Preeti Singh, was nabbed from her home. The Scorpio that she was driving at the time of the accident was also found parked at her home. During interrogation, she admitted having hit the dietician.

“We only had three digits of the Scorpio’s registration number when we started our probe. The eyewitness told us that the Scorpio was green in colour. We collected and analysed details of over 20 Scorpios that were green in colour. We finally zeroed in on Preeti Singh after her cell phone location was found around the accident spot at the time of the accident,” said the DCP.

According to an eyewitness, the dietician was first hit by the speeding XUV500, before the Scorpio ran over her.

The eyewitness, Dhruv Singh, said the two speeding vehicles appeared to be racing against with each other.

As the two vehicles sped away from the accident scene, Singh was able to note down only the last three digits of the green coloured Scorpio.

The victim, Varnita Garg, works as a junior dietician at Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute (PSRI), a hospital in south Delhi’s Sheikh Sarai. On Monday morning around 7.15am, she had just got down from a bus near the hospital, when the accident happened.

Eyewitness Dhruv Singh, who works as a security guard at the same hospital, said he was walking behind Garg when he saw two “speeding and zig-zagging” SUVs head towards them. Within moments, the XUV500 rammed Garg who was walking a few steps ahead.

First Published: Aug 04, 2017 07:41 IST