Six young men travelling in a Ford Ecosport were killed when their SUV rammed into a stationary truck on National Highway 1 in outer Delhi’s Badli area early on Friday morning, police said.
“We received a call regarding an accident on NH 1 around 4.30 a.m. The Ford Ecosport hit a loaded punctured stationary truck,” a senior police official told IANS, adding, “All six people were declared brought dead by the hospital. We are investigating the case.”
The accident occurred near Outer Delhi’s Budhpur Village in Badli area.
After the accident the victims were rushed to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital but were declared brought dead.
All the deceased in their late 20s have been identified as Vivekanand, Amit, Nishant, Vikash, Ansar Ahmed and Deepak Yadav.
“Vivekanand, Amit and Ansar Ahmed were residents of Sonia Vihar in east Delhi. Nishant was from Lal Bagh in Loni and Vikash from Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, while Deepak Yadav was from Mahavir enclave in West Delhi,” the officer said.
It is still unclear where all of them were headed, the officer said.
“We have also arrested the truck driver, Shambhu Turi, 35, who fled with his vehicle from the accident site to Bakauli village of Alipur area,” the officer added.
A case was registered at Badli police station under Section 304A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
Bodies of the deceased were sent for autopsy and the families were informed.