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Delhi: Drunk man runs car over men sleeping on footpath

09 Sep 2018 | By Manoj Panchal
Drunk man drives car on footpath, kills 2

In a suspected case of drunken driving, a 25-year-old man drove his car on a footpath in West Delhi's Rajouri Garden, killing two men and injuring two others in the early hours on Sunday.

The driver, Devesh, who works in a software firm, was arrested from the spot.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bhardwaj confirmed the incident and the driver's arrest.

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09 Sep 2018Delhi: Drunk man runs car over men sleeping on footpath

DetailsThe accused was driving at a high speed

Police said the incident happened around 4:30am. Devesh told police he was driving from Paschim Vihar towards the airport where he was supposed to meet a friend.

Devesh was in an inebriated condition and was driving at high speed. He lost control of his Honda Civic car and ended up driving it over the footpath near Rajouri Garden flyover where four men were sleeping.

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A maximum jail term of 10 years

Two of the four men on the footpath died while two others were grievously injured. The accused has been booked under IPC Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), which attracts a maximum jail term of 10 years, the police said.