NEW DELHI: A late-night spin by three youths ended in disaster as the driver lost control of the car and ran over four labourers on the Safdarjung airport flyover in south Delhi on Monday. The victims were working overnight on Commonwealth Games projects on the flyover which is partially blocked to traffic. Among those killed was a boy around 14 years old.
Shahid Khan, a 24-year-old medical student in Ukraine, was at the wheel when the accident occurred. Khan, who arrived in Delhi on vacation only recently, fled the spot, leaving his cousins behind. Besides the four workers killed, eight others, including a woman, were injured.
While Shahid is still absconding, 22-year-old Alam and his brother were let off after questioning. “We have enough leads and hope to nab him in the next couple of hours,” said an officer.
Lodhi Road police have registered a case of death due to rash and negligent driving.