Driving without helmets proved fatal for three teenagers who were killed after a two-wheeler that they were riding rammed into a pole near Delhi Gate area on Saturday night. Police however, claimed that it was a road mishap as the three boys were on a scooty, while the victims’ family members have alleged that it was a murder.
The incident occurred on Saturday night when the trio were returning from a marriage ceremony. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Saad, Osama and Hamja, they said. According to police, the three juveniles were not wearing helmets and riding the scooter at a high-speed when the mishap occurred on Saturday night. All three boys sustained grievous head injuries and were declared dead on arrival in a nearby hospital, a senior police officer said.
The severity of the crash was such that their scooter was flung at some 25 ft away from the spot while their bodies were found near the pole, the official said. The bodies have been sent for postmortem and a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered, he added.
Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased alleged that it was not an accidental death but a homicide. Saad’s father alleged, “My son was not killed in the accident but was murdered. The scooty was being chased by a PCR van, because of which, the boys must have accelerated their vehicle that resulted in their death.”
However, the police denied the allegations and said that no PCR van was chasing the boys. Soon after the accident, the trio were admitted to a hospital, but later succumbed to their injuries. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Central, Mandeep Singh Randhawa said, “It was an unfortunate incident and the three boys lost their lives. There is no foul play involved into it. Police are investigating it further”.
The CCTV camera installed near the accident spot were reportedly not functioning. The police are now checking the CCTV camera of Maulana Azad Medical College, which is located near the incident spot, to ascertain the exact cause of the accident, the DCP added.