A 30-year-old research student was killed, another injured after a car hit them near the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in south Delhi last night, the police said.
Ashraf Nawaz Khan and Ankur Shukhla were pursuing PhD at IIT.
They were on their way back to the IIT campus after dinner at the adjoining SDA Market when a speeding car hit them while they were crossing the road.
Both were rushed to a hospital in Saket by passersby where doctors declared Ashraf brought dead on arrival. Ankur suffered a fracture and is being treated at the hospital.
The car was found abandoned near the accident site and the driver has been identified, police said. "A search is on to trace the driver," they added.
Police said a case has been registered and investigation is on.
Ashraf's father had died a few years ago due to a brain hemorrhage, his aunt said, adding he was the only son in the family.