- Speeding luxury sedan hits auto-rickshaw in central Delhi
- Auto driver, 3 women from Turkmenistan were travelling in auto; 1 dead
- Bentley driver, nephew of tycoon Ponty Chadha, arrested
A woman was killed and three others were critically injured in a traffic accident in central Delhi today after a speeding luxury sedan hit an auto-rickshaw.
The expensive Bentley car, being driven by killed industrialist Ponty Chadha's nephew according to the police, was left in tatters after the accident.
The car had apparently hit a lamp-post after hitting the auto.
The auto too was left crumpled by the side of the road. Three women from Turkmenistan who were in the auto and its driver were seriously injured.
They were taken to the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. One of the women died from her injuries there.
The accident took place on Vinay Marg, a high-security area in Chanakyapuri lined with foreign embassies.
The driver of the Bentley was caught by people and handed over to the police. He has been identified as Asees Singh Chadha, the nephew of liquor baron Ponty Chadha who was killed in 2012, the police said.
Mr Chadha has been arrested and an investigation is underway.
He had two policemen from Punjab following him in an escort vehicle as security, they added.
India has more road accident deaths than anywhere else in the world. One person dies in a road accident every four minutes.
In 2015, nearly half of the total road deaths were directly linked to speeding.