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Rashly driven Mercedes kills CRPF constable in GK-I

New Delhi: Rash and negligent driving continues to take lives in Delhi as in a recent case, a constable from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died and two others were injured after their car was hit by a Mercedes- drove errantly-by a businessman's son in South Delhi's Greater Kailash-1 area on Thursday night.

Police have arrested the driver in the case. Police identified the accused as Sanidhya Garg, resident of Model Town II. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar said the accused is pursuing an undergraduate course in commerce from London and is presently on vacation.

"His father has an iron business in Noida sector 2," said DCP, adding that no presence of alcohol was found in MLC.

Police further said that they were alerted around 10:59 pm regarding the accident at Archana crossing on BRT.

Narender (24), succumbed to injuries in a hospital while Vinod Kumar (36) and Babulal Yadav (38) were discharged after treatment.

The Mercedes was coming from the Siri Fort roadside when it jumped a red light and hit the WagonR.

"We were driving slowly. Mercedes was rashly driven and we had no chance to escape. Due to the impact, our car turned," said Vinod Kumar (victim).

The WagonR was coming from Moolchand side and heading towards Chirag Delhi.

Kumar further told Millennium Post that they were returning from Lajpat Nagar area to their camp when the incident took place.

"After the incident, our car turned, other commuters at the spot run towards our vehicle then I came out. With the help of other people, both my friend were taken out of the vehicle," said Kumar.

DCP South stated that the driver of the Wagon R, Vinod Kumar (36), and his colleague Babu Lal Yadav, were discharged after first aid.

DCP further stated that the Mercedes was driven rashly as after hitting the Wagon R, it hit the divider and the traffic light. "The accused in the case was carrying license," police said.

Police said that a case under sections 279/337 of IPC has been registered on the complaint of Kumar against the driver of the Mercedes car.

The accused Sanidhya Garg has been arrested in the case and has been medically examined. The vehicles have been seized. The deceased Narender (24), resident of sector IV, Pushp Vihar, was the native of Kishangarh in Rajasthan.

The victim Babulal Yadav (38), the constable in CRPF, currently living in Pushp Vihar. He is the native of Khetari in Jhunjunu, Rajasthan whereas another constable Vinod is the native of Uttar Pradesh.

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