Priya Shukla, a student of class 12, was returning home from a birthday party, when the accident happened. Seven people were injured in the deadly car crash in north Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla area around midnight. The police are still not certain which of the four passengers was driving the vehicle.
Priya was travelling in the car along with three of her friends, including Dev, whose birthday they were celebrating. Dev is critically injured and is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The two other friends who were in the car with them fled from the scene of the accident, the police said.
According to the police, the car was being driven rashly and at high speed on the wrong side of the road by one of the four friends and it overturned after hitting a mini-tempo, a Hyundai i-10 car and the road divider.
Mustafa and Handed Khatoon, an elderly couple travelling in the mini-tempo along with their five-year-old grandson were also injured, the police said.
The three occupants of the Hyundai i-10 — Yakub, Nayeeb and another man whose identity is not yet known have also been injured in the accident.
The police are carrying out an investigation and are looking for Ms Shukla’s friends who fled from the spot. They are also trying to find out if Ms Shukla and her friends were driving under the influence of alcohol.
Priya lived in Delhi’s Kirari area with her family.
More details are awaited.
(With inputs from PTI)