The accident happened around 4.45 am when Gupta was returning home after buying a packet of cigarettes from a vendor near Stellar Corporate office located in Sector 135.
According to the police, Gupta’s speeding black BMW lost control and crashed into the barricades put up by the traffic police in Sector 93A. “As he could not control the car, he went on to hit three trees, one after the other, before the car came to a halt on the service road, just 700 metres from ATS village,” said Navneesh, chowki in-charge of Gheja.
He further said the impact of the accident on the vehicle suggested that it was speeding at around 130 kmph. The left side of the BMW was completely damaged while the rear part remains intact.
Gupta’s family members told TOI that one of his relative had thrown a birthday party for him at his flat in ATS village on Friday night. Later, after the party ended, he informed his relatives that he was going out to buy cigarettes. However, he could not make it back to home.
Around 5 am, a passerby informed police about the accident and soon a Police Response Vehicle (PRV) reached the spot and rushed Gupta to Yatharth hospital in Sector 110 where he was declared dead on arrival. “Gupta had suffered serious injuries on his head. The airbags did open following the crash, but were of no help as his head crashed into the window pane,” said Gaurav, Gupta’s cousin.
Rohit’s body has been sent for an autopsy. He is survived by his wife and a three-year-old daughter.