Dadu's medical legal case (MLC) revealed that she was under the influence of alcohol, while driving the auto, a police officer said. The airbags of the Hyundai i20 vehicle were deployed on impact and saved two girls in the front seats from suffering serious injuries. The friends were returning from a fest in Amity, Noida when the incident happened.
Police said the woman driver was arrested after being discharged from the hospital.More news: GOP pushes back on Trump over tariffs
Dadu's friends Joshita Mohanty, Rashi Sharma and Dahiya's friend Siddharth Singh were the other occupants. "Her learner's licence had expired last October".
"Diksha Dadu, a first-year Amity University law student, was drunk at the time of the crash", Aslam Khan, a police official confirmed. The report mentions that police found alcohol bottles and plastic cups from inside the auto and said that drunk driving was the reason for the crash. Eyewitnesses had alleged that at least two unbroken alcohol bottles, plastic glasses and snacks were recovered from the mangled remains of the vehicle. The FIR, which was registered two hours after the accident, reflected Priya Sharma as the driver's name. Dadu, who is the daughter of a businessman, lives with her family in outer Delhi's Rohini.More news: Josh Groban, Idina Menzel set arena tour together
As the offense was bailable, she was out of jail by afternoon.
According to police sources, Dadu was driving without a valid driving license.More news: Lowers Holdings in Apple Inc. (AAPL)
"The damage to the auto and objects it collided with suggest the vehicle was driven at more than 100kmph", an investigator was quoted as saying by HT. "The two men had died by then", Ashok Arora, a shopkeeper who was present at the time of the accident was quoted as saying by HT. An investigator said the students planned to go to Murthal for an early morning dinner later. She had taken the wheel minutes before the crash in G.T.B. Siddartha, a resident of Pitampura, was doing graduation from Maharaja Surajmal Shiksha Sansthan, Janakpuri, while Ritesh Dahiya hailed from Sonipat, Haryana and was studying BSc second-year at Venkateshwara College, Dhaula Kuan. "The permissible limit for driving is 30 mg per 100 ml of blood", she said.