Bengaluru: Racing with friends, teen killed after auto collides with divider

A late night vehicle race by three teens in Bengaluru resulted in the death of one with the other two getting injured during the weekend.

Arfan Saleem, 17, died after he rammed his father’s Skoda auto into the sidewall of the flyover and crashed through 10 barricades before the vehicle came to a halt. Arfan was a second year-PU student while the other two were in first year PUC from a reputed private college.

Arfan and Srinivas stayed with their parents at an apartment in Devarachikkanahalli, while Anirudh is a resident of HSR Layout. In the impact of the crash, the vehicle hit the barricades, severing his head.

The Madivala traffic police have registered a case under IPC Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304 A (causing death by negligence) 109 (abetment) and Sections 189 (racing and trials of speed) and 180 (allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles) of the Indian Motor Vehicles Act. Each of them was driving a vehicle that belonged to their parents.

As per the sources reports, yesterday night on Bengaluru road around 3 am, these three boys are trying to win a race from each other.

The teens admitted to driving at the speed of 150-plus km per hour and losing control of the cars while exiting the flyover around 3 am on Sunday, the police said. Due to the impact, his head snapped from his body and he died instantly. One of them, driving a Toyota Innova, jumped the median and collided with a milk tanker coming from the opposite direction. Miraculously the teenager survived unharmed, but the canter overturned and its axle broke. His two friends escaped with minor injuries.

It is learnt that the boys had told their parents that they were going to meet friends to discuss about their studies and left in cars without informing the parents.

“They claim they regularly go for early-morning drives with schoolmates”, Goyal said. They reached Rupena Agrahara around 2.45 am, minutes before the accident, police said.

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