Outrage Erupts as Underage Driver Kills LUMS Student

Outrage Erupts as Underage Driver Kills LUMS Student

Underage Driver Kills LUMS Student

Outrage has erupted after a student from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Abdul Hadi, was killed and his brother, Abdullah Khan, injured in a tragic accident on Saturday. The incident occurred in Lahore’s DHA when a speeding car collided with their motorcycle. According to a report by Dawn, the suspect was an underage driver who was driving at high speed when he struck the siblings.

Cantonment Division Investigation SP Bushra Nisar stated that the suspect is currently on pre-arrest bail until June 14, after which he will appear in court. The 17-year-old driver fled the scene following the collision, abandoning his vehicle.

The FIR lodged at the Defence C police station detailed that the 22-year-old Abdul Hadi and his 30-year-old brother were en route to Defence Raya from DHA Phase 7 when their motorcycle was hit by a speeding Toyota Altis driven by the suspect. The driver was traveling from Defence Raya to Block N and was allegedly driving recklessly.

The report further stated that the motorcycle was completely destroyed in the accident. Abdul Hadi succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, while his brother Abdullah sustained severe injuries.

The incident has sparked a wave of anger on social media, with many blaming “privileged DHA kids” who they believe evade accountability due to their wealth. There are calls for the suspect’s parents to be held responsible, given that the legal driving age in Pakistan is 18, and the driver was only 17.

Singer Maria Unera urged the public to stop allowing underage children to drive unsupervised. She pointed out that it is often “spoiled rich kids who try to escape consequences,” and emphasized that parents need to stop enabling such behavior.

Meanwhile, students and faculty from LUMS, where Abdul Hadi was an engineering student, have demanded justice using the hashtag #JusticeforAbdulHadi. One of Hadi’s teachers noted that “signal-free corridors incentivize rash driving,” while another social media user highlighted the high likelihood of accidents in Lahore’s DHA Phase 6 and 7 due to excessive speeding.

A protest is scheduled at Liberty Chowk today in solidarity with the victim’s family and to call for the arrest of the driver.

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