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25-yr-old's driving lesson leaves one woman dead

A 25-year-old car cleaner, who decided to learn to drive, killed a woman and injured her relative in North West Delhi's Ashok Vihar area on Tuesday morning. While the woman was crushed to death, her relative who tried to save her was also injured.

The accused driver, Krishan who had initially fled the spot, has been arrested.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere, the victims have been identified as 21-year-old Pooja and her relative Kamlesh who is said to be 30 years old.

While Pooja was declared brought dead by the doctors at AIIMS, Kamlesh is said to be in a critical condition.

The woman was camping at the construction site and was cooking some food during the time of the incident.

Krishan had decided to drive the car and when he tried to accelerate the vehicle, he lost control and mowed down the woman and injured Kamlesh.

Krishan was later arrested from the area.

The car owner was later identified and informed about the accident.

"We managed to trace the owner of the car who is a local businessman in Ashok Nagar. The owner had hired Krishan a few days ago to clean the car," said a senior police official.

While cleaning the rear end of the car, Krishan decided to take a drive, police said.

"He did not know how to drive. He had applied the accelerator and did now apply the brakes on time," the official added.

The police have now registered a case under the appropriate sections of the IPC.

Initially it was also reported that the deceased was five months pregnant, however, the police are yet to confirm this. "Her post-mortem is under way at a local mortuary. All the facts of the case will soon come to light," the official said.
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