New Delhi: Two people were killed and three others injured when a high speed sedan in which a couple in an inebriated state was travelling hit them here, police said Sunday.
The accident occurred early Sunday morning when a speeding Chevrolet Cruze hit an auto rickshaw and people standing by the roadside in Samaipur Badli area of west Delhi. Following the accident, the vehicle also jumped onto the pavement.
Police said the couple was returning from Murthal, a place famous for whole night food and located on the outskirts of the capital. The car was being driven by Amit, 25, son of a businessman with his friend Shaifali, a former radio jockey, sitting in it.
Auto driver Surendra, 40, and Satish, 20, who had come to Delhi from Rajasthan to appear in a CRPF recruitment exam were declared dead when they were rushed to a hospital. Satish's three other friends -- Ravi, Mahesh and Yashpal, all aged in their 20s -- are undergoing treatment.
Police said the medical examination of the couple confirmed they were under the influence of alcohol. A case of rash and negligent driving causing death was registered against Amit and he was later arrested from his home in west Delhi.