A neurosurgeon’s Audi car is involved in a hit and run accident with an auto rickshaw at the Indirapuram area in Ghazibad. Four persons died on the spot which also included a woman techie.
The Audi Q7 was travelling from Delhi to Ghaziabad at high speed when it rammed into an auto rickshaw coming from the opposite direction. The accident occurred between 12 and 12.30 am when the speeding car apparently lost control and hit the three wheeler. The deceased were identified as Rinku Yadav who was working in HCL, Noida while Yajuvinder Singh and Vishal Singh had come from Kanpur for an interview.
The Audi Q7 is registered in the name of a neurosurgeon, Dr Manish Rawat, from Safarjung Hospital. While all the occupants of the Q7 fled the spot, alcohol bottles were found in the car while the SUV was damaged in the front while airbags opened due to which the occupants could have been saved but are believed to have suffered minor injuries. While it is yet to be ascertained if Dr. Rawat was in the car, a search was conducted at his current residence which was found locked while hospital authorities did not have any idea of his whereabouts.
A case has been filed at the Indirapuram police station and an FIR filed under Section 307, 279 and 429 IPC.
This is not the firs time that a speeding luxury car has rammed into an auto rickshaw and has resulted in horrific accident. One such high profile accident was reported a few months ago. The accident occurred when Siddharth Maharia, son of local independent MLA Nandkishore Maharia in Jaipur was reportedly at the wheel of a BMW 5 Series at 2 am. Sources say that he was under the influence of alcohol.
Siddharth rammed his BMW into an auto rickshaw and then into a Police PCR van while travelling at a speed of 100 kmph. The impact was so great, that the auto rickshaw was thrown ahead for around 200 feet leaving three of its four occupants dead while three policeman in the parked PCR van were injured.
Preliminary investigations indicate that Siddharth had a blood alcohol level of 152mg per 100 ml of blood which is five times more than the permissible limit of 30 mg per 100 ml of blood. Besides Siddharth, his cousin Jayant was also in the vehicle and has been detailed for questioning.
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Siddharth has denied the fact that he was drunk at the time of the accident and that he even drinks. He has also stated that the vehicle was driven by his driver, Ramesh, and that they were travelling at a reasonable speed of 50-60 kmph. However, CCTV footage of the accident prove otherwise.
Jaipur Commissioner of Police Sanjay Agarwal has confirmed that there were only two persons in the car at the time of the accident and hence Siddharth has been arrested while Jayant has been detailed for questioning. An FIR has been registered on Saturday evening under ICP 304 punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The police confirm that the FIR took time as they wanted to avoid any legal loopholes.
UPDATE – BMW, rickshaw accident – CCTV confirms MLA’s son was drunk and in driver’s seat