Law student involved in drunk driving case in Mukherjee Nagar, New Delhi

Henrietta Strickland
March 13, 2018

The report mentions that police found alcohol bottles and plastic cups from inside the auto and said that drunk driving was the reason for the crash. We suspect they were under the influence of alcohol.

Confirming the incident, Aslam Khan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) said, "We received a PCR call at around 2:45am about an accident at a T-point at Hudson Lane".

She had a learner's license. "She did not get a driving licence after that". Cops recovered alcohol bottles from the ravaged auto.

A policeman who was the first to reach the accident spot stated in the FIR that the woman driving the auto had initially said her name was Priya Sharma. Medical reports are awaited for confirmation.

"Dadu lied about her name as she was probably scared of the legal consequences". The police obtained her details later from her injured friends.

Booked for causing death by negligence, if Dadu is found guilty she can be punished with two years in jail, or a monetary penalty or both. The vehicle was being driven by one Diksha Dadu, at the time of accident. When the speeding Hyundai i.20 vehicle reached Hudson Lane, it lost balance.

After hitting the divider, the vehicle, believed to be running at 100 KMPH, damaged an iron board, a cement slab and a marble signboard and crashed into a traffic signal.

An investigating officer told Hindustan Times the damage to the auto and objects it collided with indicates that the vehicle was being driven at a speed in excess of 100 kilometres per hour. An investigator said the students planned to go to Murthal for an early morning dinner later.

DNA reported that the incident took place around 2.45 am and that the vehicle was travelling at such speed that it overturned and slid down the road for a few metres. Siddartha, a resident of Pitampura, was doing graduation from Maharaja Surajmal Shiksha Sansthan, Janakpuri, while Ritesh Dahiya hailed from Sonipat, Haryana and was studying BSc second-year at Venkateshwara College, Dhaula Kuan.

They reportedly left a pub in CP around 1 AM, and made a decision to go to Murthal, 50kms from Delhi, to eat.

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