‘Drunk’ man in SUV mows down people sleeping on roadside, 2 dead

Saurabh Kumar

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Two people got killed and four others were injured, one of them critically, when a speeding sports utility vehicle (SUV) Scorpio driven by a youth allegedly drunk ran over them as they slept on a roadside hut in Acher Village under Beta II police station.

The driver of the Scorpio, identified as Raju Bhati, who was later arrested by the police . He was booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code.

As per the eyewitnesses around 12:30 am an over speeded rammed into the hut and crushed people sleeping inside it. At the time of incident, six people were present in it. The youth driving the car is heavily drunk and after the incident, they flee from the spot.

“As our police team got the information of the incident we immediately reached the spot and shifted the injured to the hospital. Two victims Siyaram and Sanjay died during the treatment while another female victim Monika is still in serious condition” told Ajay Kumar SHO Greater Noida Police station.

Further, he added “The accused was driving recklessly at the time of the mishap and alone in the vehicle. We arrested him and sent him to jail. His vehicle was also impounded.”

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