‘I heard her scream, thought it was a prank’: Delhi’s Honda City accident victim’s friend
This is a phone call that always convinces.
Komal Tripathi, 19, is never too far from his phone. On Monday morning, when the freshman in business administration, waiting for the examination center in Narela, west of Delhi, said his best friend and classmate, Ritu Singh.
All I could hear was shouting and the call ended abruptly. Komal has always had a last-minute reading to do and not pay much attention to his friend’s joke call.
“I could hear Ritu screams. I thought she and other friends made a joke on me,” Komal said.
Ritu and six of his classmates at the School of Professional Studies and Research in Delhi Rohini Sector 24 were about to concentrate on passing their exam in the second half.
Komal returned to the reading and turned off the doorbell. She did not want any kind of distractions. She waited for Ritu and others, but it was late, so she headed for the lobby. When she was doing, a classmate told her that he was Ritu in an accident. The Ritu Honda City and six others were knocked down a survey in the area of Punjabi Bagh in western Delhi, it has been said. It was around 8:30.
Komal did not know the gravity and decided to take the test. “I knew all the answers, but I could not concentrate,” said Komal, who left in an hour.
It was too late.
Ritu Sanchit Chhabra and died on the spot after the car went through cement ramps to fall about 30 feet down. Rajat, who was driving the car, died later in the day. Martes Garima died.
Komal had to be in the car as well. Rajat was taking him but he made a detour after Ritu Garima and could not find a taxi, Komal said. She did not want to be late, so she asked another friend for the lift, and saved her life.
There was a missed call on the Komal phone when she ran out of the exam room. It was Pranav Malik.