Mercedes mows down teen in Delhi

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A 17-year-old Class 12 student was killed here when a speeding Mercedes Benz ran over him after hitting his Scooty, police said on Monday.

Atul Arora died in the accident at Paschim Vihar in west Delhi on Sunday night. He was dragged about 100 metres by the car before it ran over him, police said.

The car driver fled the spot. The incident was captured in CCTV cameras of nearby shops.

“We have identified the driver and will soon nab him,” a police officer said.

Atul was a student of Bal Bharti School at Pitampura and had just passed Class 11.

He was to attend his first day in the new class on Monday. He scored 76 per cent marks in the Class 11 results announced just two days back, Tara Anand, his maternal grandmother, told IANS.

The student was the sole male heir in the joint family which included the families of two brothers of his father Ajay Arora. He is survived by his parents and two elder sisters.

“He was very enthusiastic about his birthday which falls on April 18. We had planned a trip out of the city to celebrate that as well as his Class 11 result,” Anand told IANS.

Earlier reports said Atul was a Class 11 student.

–IANS

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