‘There were only two boys inside the car’
Even as the mystery behind who was driving the BMW car at the time of the accident is yet to be unraveled, an eyewitness on Tuesday claimed there were only two boys in the car. Sunil Thapliyal reports.gurgaon Updated: May 16, 2012 00:56 IST
Even as the mystery behind who was driving the BMW car at the time of the accident is yet to be unraveled, an eyewitness on Tuesday claimed there were only two boys in the car.
The eyewitness, a cab driver, called HT on Tuesday and said that one of the boys was driving the car while the other was sitting on the passenger seat. However, Suraj Sherawat, the accused in the case, claimed there were three people inside the car when the incident took place and it was his driver Rajesh Kumar who was at the wheel.
Rajesh, 35, had appeared in a Gurgaon court and owned the responsibility of the accident last week.
However, the eyewitness refuted these claims.
“There were only two boys inside the BMW when it hit the Indigo car. The impact was so fierce that it killed two people on the spot and left four others seriously injured. We pulled out the two boys from the mangled car and rushed them to the nearest hospital,” said the eyewitness on condition of anonymity. He said the police could have got an early lead had they examined the spot and talked with the eyewitnesses.
“The BMW first hit the Indigo car and then it collided with a divider. The occupants seemed to be college students,” he added.
The Gurgaon police is yet to take any eyewitness’ account. When asked about it, deputy commissioner of police (east) Maheshwar Dayal said, “We are investigating the matter and will examine all the eyewitnesses soon.”
The BMW was being driven at 100kph when it hit the other car, police said. Eyewitnesses recalled that it dragged the Indigo for more than 20 metres. Two people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the accident on May 5.
First Published: May 16, 2012 00:44 IST