Punjabi Bagh flyover mishap: Day after car crash, fourth student loses battle with life

Two of the students-Sanchit Chhabra and Ritu Singh died on the spot on Monday

Another student involved in West Delhi’s car crash has succumbed to his injuries taking the total death toll to four. The deceased has been identified as Garima, the 20-year-old was one of the seven students going to Narela.

On Monday, seven students of Delhi Institute of Professional Studies were on their way to write an at Indraprastha college, Narela in a white Honda city car. Three students were seated in front and four at the back. Atop a flyover near Punjabi Bagh, the driver lost control around 8.30am, likely due to tyre burst when it crashed into a divider and fell off the Punjabi Bagh flyover. Two of the students-Sanchit Chhabra and Ritu Singh died on the spot while Rajat, who was driving the car, succumbed to injuries during treatment later on.

Three other victims who were critically injured in the accident are Raja Rastogi, Pranav Malik and Rishabh Malwi. Witnesses told police that the car broke through flyover’s cement railings and an iron fence to fall almost 30 feet near the railway tracks under the flyover.  According to police, prima facie the cause of death is due to internal bleeding and blood clot in the brains. All victims had crushed facial bones and severe head injuries, police said.

“All the seven occupants of the car are students of Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research (DSPSR) in Rohini Sector 25 and were going to Narela to sit for their second semester examination,” DCP (west) Vijay Kumar said.