Kaayum Pegu, 20 years old student from Miranda House lost her battle of life on Wednesday morning. She was admitted in Intensive Unit Care of Kailash Hospital with fractures in head and ribs.
Kaayum a student of BA English Honours hailed from Guwahati, Assam. Her father worked with the transport department and she was the eldest of all the daughters. “She was declared dead at 7.56 am. Her body was sent for postmortem,” said a hospital spokesperson.
“Kaayum is no longer with us. She fought bravely and we are sure she is in a better place. We all knew that she was a wonderful human being and we pray that her soul rests in peace. The family requests for privacy at the moment. Thank you all for your prayers, love and support,” said Farjad Hazarika, a friend of Kaayum in a report.
This incident took place when Kaayum and three of her friends, Tanuz Kalita, Tanuz Kalita, 19, of SGBT college, Siddharth Pathak, 20, of Swami Shraddhanand College and Akshara Badola, 20, of Mata Sundari College were returning from Greater Noida on September 23 after celebrating a birthday party, they decided to book an Uber. Her friends who survived in the accident told that the driver was speeding up and did not slow down despite of the repeated requests made by all of them.
“The driver was smoking in the cab and was speeding. He crashed into a stationary truck. He abandoned the cab and fled from the spot. The police arrested him on the same day,” said Tanuz, who was discharged after primary treatment.