Uber cab accident: DU student Kayum Pegu dies, While Driver Out On Bail


New Delhi: One of the four DU students who had met with an accident in Uber cab in Noida died in a private hospital on Wednesday morning, five days after struggling for life. A Miranda House student, Kaayum Pegu from Assam, has succumbed to the major injuries after a car accident. The 20-year-old was in an Uber cab when the cab driver rammed it into a parked truck near Sector 16 Noida on Friday. She was admitted at the Kailash Hospital ICU in Noida Sector 27 where she spent 4 days before the injuries got better of her.

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Kaayum, along with her four friends – Tanuz Kalita, Siddharth Pathak and Akshara Badola, was returning from a birthday party in Greater Noida when the accident happened. 

V B Joshi, spokesperson of Kailash Hospital Noida, said that the victim was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. "She had suffered critical injuries in head and lungs. She was admitted in ICU of the hospital. The victim did not respond to the medical treatment and succumbed to injury in the morning," he said. The deceased body has been sent for a post-mortem and a report is awaited.

The students said that the cab driver was speeding the vehicle which resulted into accident. The speeding car crashed into the back of a stationary truck near Dalit Prerna Sthal. Pegu and Siddharth Pathak (19) were critically injured and were admitted in ICU of Kailash Hospital. Akshara Badola (20) is also admitted in the hospital while Tanuz Kalita (19) escaped with minor injuries. Kalita was discharged from hospital after primary treatment. Doctor said that Siddharth and Badola are stable and out of danger.

The family members and friends from DU flocked the hospital as the news of Pegu's death spread. "She was a joyful and happy girl. This is an irreparable loss to us," said a friend. Police have registered an FIR against driver of the silver-coloured Ritz cab and investigating the case.

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