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Delhi hit-and-run: 17-year-old dies as speeding Mercedes rams into scooty

Atul suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital by the security guards deployed in G block.

The incident happened in West Delhi near Paschim Vihar on Monday morning when the boy who was on a scooter was ran over by a Mercedes-Benz.

Happy at getting 76 per cent marks in his Class 11, Atul Arora was looking forward to his first day in Class 12 on Monday.

The police said that the Mercedes, which was being driven at a speed of over 100 kmph, dragged the victim along to about 50 metres.

The police is scanning CCTV footage from the area to identify the accused driver. He died on the spot, reported Hindustan Times.

This fatal mishap involving a high-end vehicle has raised the count of hit-and-run cases in the National Capital Region.

Earlier in January, a person died when two cars - a BMW and Wagon R - rammed into each other at New Delhi's Munirka area.

The driver of the auto fled from the spot immediately but the police has begun investigations and are working towards tracking down the accused.

According to initial investigations, speeding was the cause of the accident.



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