Medical student crashes BMW into cab, driver killed; inferno engulfs car
A 39-year-old cab driver was killed when a speeding BMW crashed into his Maruti Eeco at the Tilak Marg crossing early on Monday morning. The driver, Mohd Rafiq, fell out of his car before it hit a divider and caught fire.
Police have arrested Ayush Arora (22), a resident of Bhiwani, Haryana, who was driving the BMW. The accident took place at 1.20 am on Monday, when Rafiq was returning to his home in Mandawali, East Delhi.
Arora lives at the Old Boys hostel in Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) and is in Delhi for an internship. The car is registered in the name of a Sir Ganga Ram Hospital doctor.
"Rafiq was on Tilak Marg and heading towards India Gate. Ayush was in the BMW with two friends. He crashed head-on into the cab," a police officer said.
A PCR van patrolling the area took Rafiq to Lok Nayak Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
A case of causing death by negligence and rash driving has been registered at the Tilak Marg police station. Arora has been granted bail. Police said a test had proved that Ayush was not under the influence of alcohol.
Speaking to Newsline, Rafiq's nephew Ansari said, "We were informed of the incident around 10 am on Monday. Rafiq has five children and he was the sole earning member of the family. Who will support his children now?"
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