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Speeding Merc mows down 17-year-old boy near Paschim Vihar

A 17-year-old boy riding a scooter became the latest victim of another case of hit and run accident while returning home on Sunday night. The boy was hit by a Mercedes in Outer Delhi's Paschim Vihar area at around 10.30pm.

The deceased Atul Arora was on his way back to home from Sundar Vihar Ashram in Paschim Vihar where he worked as a volunteer. Atul had borrowed his elder sister, Archana's scooter to drop one of his friends. "He asked for the vehicle to drop his friend, Deepak. Since Deepak's house was nearby, we allowed him to take the scooter," said Atul's elder sister, Ruchi.

Following this, Atul after dropping off his friend, reached GH-9 market when he was hit by a speeding Mercedes that was coming from the opposite direction. His family members alleged that he was dragged for about 50 meters by the car. They also claimed that it was a Mercedes after finding the car company's logo and bumper on the spot. They also handed over the car parts to the investigating officer.

Atul's family made these claims based on the statement of an eyewitness who was eating an ice-cream with his sister near the accident spot. Also, they stated that Atul was not wearing a helmet.

Atul, a student of Bal Bharti Public school in Pitampura, lived with his family in Paschim Vihar. His father, Ajay Arora is Personal Assistant to the Chief Engineer at DDA while his mother, Sangeeta is a teacher at Guru Nanak Public school. He also leaves behind two sisters- Ruchi Arora, a teacher at St Marks School and Archana who is studying in Delhi University.

Police late on Monday night confirmed that the 17-year-old was indeed hit by a speeding. Mercedes. " We are trying trace the car," DCP Rishi Pal said.

Atul's body was taken to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri on Sunday night he was declared brought dead. Later, his body was later shifted to the mortuary after which it was handed over to his family.

Atul's family has also alleged that the cops reached the spot after 45 minutes. "Our son would have been alive only if the police came on time," claimed family members.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer), Rishi Pal, chose to put the onus on DCP PCR. "I was unaware of the delay," he said.
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