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Crash kills 3 teens on Gurgaon Expressway

Three teenagers are killed and one injured when their speeding car hits a divider in an accident on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway early on Saturday, reports Sanjeev K. Ahuja.
Hindustan Times | By Sanjeev K. Ahuja
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2008 11:24 PM IST

Three teenagers were killed and one was injured in an accident on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway early Saturday. Their speeding car hit a divider and toppled several times before coming to a halt.

Police said two of the deceased had just finished Class X, while the other was a Class XII student of GD Goenka World School. The lone survivor of the accident is a Class XII student of Amity International, Gurgaon. He survived with minor injuries on his chest, face and shoulder.

Police said the impact of the accident was so much that all the deceased died on the spot. An eyewitness said the car they were in — a Tata Indigo — was running at about 120 kmph in a zigzag manner before it hit the divider. The car was damaged beyond recognition.

Police said the lone survivor, Tapan Malik, was drunk when the accident took place. Malik's medical examination report also stated that he was drunk last night. He told the police that all of them had gone drinking at a pub in Delhi before heading home.

Though the police said Tapan was driving the car, he claimed that the driver was Dinyanshu, one of the deceased. The police have also registered a case of negligent driving under Section 279 and 304 A of the IPC against the driver (with no name). “Earlier Tapan told us that he was driving the car but now he is claiming that Dinyanshu was driving. The car did not belong to either of them,” a police officer said.

On asking, Tapan said, “Dinyanshu tried to convince us that he would drive as he had undergone special training in Canada.”

ACP (East) Sumit Kumar said the accident took place around 2.25 a.m. at Udyog Vihar flyover. “Four teenagers — Divyanshu, Karan, Sidharth, and Tapan — were traveling in the speeding car. It hit the road divider while coming down from Udyog Vihar flyover and toppled a number of times before stopping.”

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