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Delhi: 2 pedestrians killed by a speeding car in Janakpuri

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 June 2016, 13:30 IST

A speeding car killed at least two persons and injured one on the morning of 13 June after the car hit the pedestrians at Delhi's Janakpuri.

"The incident took place at around 6 to 6:30 when my uncle was heading back from his morning walk. The car hit him from back. There were three to four boys in the car. Out of which only one got arrested. They were so drunk that they were asking for cigarettes from the cops during questioning," Arjun, one of the relatives of the victim, told ANI.

"The police brought the accused at around 7am. The police took the boys for a medical check-up on our request. They were drunk," added another relative of the victim.

Statistics for accidents - released by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari - showed that in April this year, one person was killed and three others were injured as a speeding BMW car hit them in Noida's Sector 22.

A 32-year-old man was killed when a juvenile ran over him in Delhi's posh civil lines area on 4 April. The court has now ordered that the juvenile be tried as an adult in the case.

While Mumbai saw the highest number of accidents of all cities in the country, Delhi topped the list of fatalities with 1,622 deaths last year.

"It doesn't make me happy to release this data but I want it to get the attention it deserves," Gadkari said.

--ANI

First published: 13 June 2016, 13:30 IST
 
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