A medical student, who allegedly drove a speeding a car that ran over eight labourers killing four of them in a South Delhi locality, was arrested on Tuesday while he was trying to flee the country.

Shahid, hailing from Rajasthan’s Alwar and pursuing MBBS from Ukraine, was arrested at the airport here.

Four labourers were killed and four others, including a woman, injured when the Honda City car driven allegedly by Shahid ran over the labourers near Safdurjung flyover early yeaterday morning. The labourers were engaged in road repairing work.

Shahid, who was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol, had fled from the spot after the accident.

He along with his two friends Shahzad (18) and Alam Khan (23) was returning from a party at Alam’s residence in Aula village in Mehrauli when the incident took place at around 2 AM, police had said.

The labourers were undertaking repair work on the road when the incident took place.

“Shahid lost control of the car when he swerved after failing to spot a barricade near the spot where road levelling work was being done. The vehicle first ran into a divider and crushed the labourers before coming to a stop after ramming into a tractor carrying construction material,” police had said.

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