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BMW 2: Delhi cops arrest driver, victim fights for life

Sep 12, 2008 10:52 AM IST India India
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New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Friday arrested Utsav Bhasin, suspected to be behind the wheel of the BMW that ran over two people on Thursday morning. A case of rash and negligent driving has been registered against him. Bhasin was arrested from the Kashmiri Gate area of the Capital and has been taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for tests. Meanwhile, the victim, 25-year-old Anuj Aditya, is still battling for his life. Aditya and his friend Marikant Thakur were hit by the speeding vehicle early on Thursday morning in the Lajpat Nagar area of south Delhi. After hitting the men, a panicky Bhasin broke open the window panes of the car, to escape as the vehicle got locked from inside, police an eyewitness as saying. They abandoned the BMW – bearing a VIP number plate - at a petrol station 300 m from the accident spot and fled in another car. Twenty-year-old Bhasin is a resident of Punjabi Bagh and an alumnus of a prominent Delhi school while the girl traveling with him is a class XII student at the same school. Bhasin's father is an industrialist based out of Bahadurgarh in Haryana and is presently in China on a business tour. The car bears a VIP registration number from Haryana, a police official said. "The police looked for the driver through the night and found him. Though it will be around 24 hours to the incident, traces of liquor will still be found if the driver had consumed it in large quantity. till now it seems to be a case of accident according to the eye-witnesses' account," said DCP South Delhi, HGS Dhaliwal. Meanwhile, victim Anuj Aditya's family is considering organ donation if he does not survive the accident. Doctors say the other victim has sustained injuries but has no memory of the accident, a condition called post-traumatic amnesia.