Call centre owner among two dead in Greater Noida car crash

Police said Kuldeep received a phone call from the call centre regarding a technical snag after which all the four men, who were already together, drove towards the centre in Maruti Swift Dzire car.

noida Updated: Oct 30, 2017 17:38 IST
Sohil Sehran and Vaibhav Jha
Sohil Sehran and Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times, Noida
Greater Noida,Call centre owner,Surajpur-Pari Chowk Road
The accident took place around 12.30 am near Kailash Hospital on Surajpur-Pari Chowk Road.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Two people, including a call centre owner, died and three others were injured after the car in which they were travelling collided with a road divider in Greater Noida late on Sunday midnight, police said on Monday.

The accident took place around 12:30am near Kailash Hospital on Surajpur-Pari Chowk Road, when the five men were travelling towards Site-4 area from Surajpur.

Police said the men were friends and have been identified as Pramod Kumar, 34, Lokesh Sharma, 32, Rajesh Kushwaha, 35 and Amar Singh, 40 - all residents of Lotus Park Society in Surajpur - and Kuldeep, 28, who lived in an area near the society.

Kuldeep and Singh owned a call centre at GHS Plaza in Site-4 area.

Police said Kuldeep received a phone call from the call centre regarding a technical snag after which all the four men, who were already together, drove towards the centre in Maruti Swift Dzire car.

The car was being driven by Lokesh, who has been taken into custody by the police. He told the police that a man was crossing the road and to save him he swerved the car following which it hit the divider and later flung to the green belt.

Passersby spotted the five men bleeding profusely and made a call to police following which a team rushed to the spot and took them to Kailash Hospital. Singh and Kushwaha were declared as brought dead.

“Kuldeep’s leg is fractured, while Pramod has received a blow in the head. He is conservative and now on a ventilator. Pramod’s condition is critical and if a need arises we will have to conduct a surgery,” medical superintendent of Kailash Hospital, Dr Sanil Kapoor, said.

Pramod’s father Mangey Ram said Pramod had recently shifted to the society. “They all were good friends...”

“The bodies of deceased have been sent for post-mortem and reports are awaited. Prima-facie it seems the driver was drunk. However it will be confirmed only after the medical reports are out,” Suniti, superintendent of police, said.

First Published: Oct 30, 2017 16:58 IST