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One critical after BMW hits four in Noida, driver on the run

The incident comes just days after a speeding Mercedes killed a 32-year-old marketing executive in north Delhi’s Civil Lines area.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2016 00:44 IST
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A speeding BMW hit a bike in Noida area of Uttar Pradesh on April 16, 2016. (ANI)

Days after a 32-year-old student was killed by a speeding Mercedes in North Delhi’s Civil Lines area, a speeding BMW allegedly knocked down four people in Noida on Saturday afternoon.

The BMW was allegedly being driven by a resident of Mayur Vihar and the car was registered in the name of a woman from Haryana. According to the police, the speeding car first hit another car near the Adobe crossing in sector-22/24 and later hit two people on a bike. Later the car hit the wall of a nearby house and came to a halt.

“The driver fled leaving the car behind. We have seized the car and also registered a case under proper IPC sections at sector-24 police station. During the initial investigation, it has come to light that the BMW was being driven by a gym owner who operates the facility at sector-22. However, the information is yet to be verified,” said Dr Gaurav Grover, assistant superintendent of police (city) at Noida.

The injured were identified as Gulfam and Anwar, both aged around 20. They work as AC mechanics and were riding the bike. Two others, Prem Kumar and Jogendra Bhandari were also injured. They have been admitted to private hospitals. Gulfam who has suffered severe head injuries is likely to be shifted to the capital for better treatment, the police said.

“The complaint in the case was filed by Gulfam’s brother. Gulfam was returning with Anwar on the bike after completing their work,” a police officer said.

Following the incident, there were speculations that two BMW cars were racing and trying to get ahead of each other and that led to the accident. After the incident, the errant driver allegedly took out a pistol and escaped in the second BMW car.

“These theories have come to light but are yet to be verified. We do not have confirmation on whether there were two BMW cars or not. We are trying to ascertain the sequence of events from the footage of nearby CCTV cameras. So far, we have not found any CCTV footage that can confirm the same. We are yet to confirm the events that led to the incident and the manner in which the driver fled from the spot. He will be arrested soon and the vehicle has been seized,” Grover added.

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First Published: Apr 16, 2016 14:32 IST