Student dies after being hit by car

DUBAI — A 21-year-old Indian student was killed in a hit-and-run accident near Al Khaleej Centre in Bur Dubai yesterday.

By Riyasbabu

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Published: Sun 18 Mar 2007, 8:40 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:00 AM

The victim, Aditya Subramaniam, a third-year mechanical engineering student of BITS-Pilani in Dubai’s Knowledge Village, reportedly died in the ambulance while being rushed to Rashid Hospital.

Eyewitnesses told Khaleej Times the accident occurred at about 1.30am yesterday. “A white four-wheeler hit Aditya while he was on a zebra crossing near a traffic signal.

“The vehicle, which seemed to be speeding, did not even slow down after knocking down the youngster,” they added.

The police and an emergency medical unit reached the spot shortly after being informed of the accident. Aditya was rushed to hospital but was declared brought dead on arrival.

A BITS-Pilani source, quoting the victim’s room-mate and a co-student, said: “Aditya, who had been staying in Bur Dubai along with some friends, was preparing for his college examinations.

Yesterday, early morning, he went out with his room-mate, Ranjith, to have some snacks. But on his way to the eatery, he was hit by the four-wheeler.”

Ranjith, when contacted by Khaleej Times, was too overwrought to give any details of the accident. He said: “I just cannot talk about it. I am too shocked, it is unbelievable.”

Meanwhile, Venkitesh, a victim’s family friend, said: “Aditya’s parents, who reside in Abu Dhabi, still find it unbelievable that their only son is no more. Both his parents and his sister are unable to come to terms with the tragedy.”

Aditya’s body is in the police morgue and it will be taken to India for conducting the last rites — as soon as local police and procedural formalities have been completed.

The Dubai Police are investigating the incident.

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