Student killed in Mile End hit-and-run

Kieran Dhaliwal was a student at Queen Mary's University. Pic: Dhaliwal's Facebook Page

Kieran Dhaliwal was a student at Queen Mary’s University. Pic: Dhaliwal’s Facebook Page

A hit-and-run driver along Mile End road killed a Queen Mary University student in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The student, 20, named as Kieran Dhaliwal was making his way home from a house party to celebrate entering his final year at the university, which is based in Mile End, East London.

The hit and run occurred at 4.25am, and despite the best efforts of paramedics and campus security guards, Dhaliwal was pronounced dead at the scene 20 minutes later.

Dhaliwal, originally from Coventry, was about to start his third year at QMUL studying Economics and Finance.

Friends and acquaintances of the student visited the scene of the crash to lay flowers on Monday evening also taking to Twitter to remember the student with many offering ‘deepest condolences to his family’.

The driver failed to stop at the scene of the collision after reportedly mounting the pavement and ploughing into Dhaliwal. Police later arrested and questioned a 22-year-old on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but was later released on bail till mid-November.

Dhaliwal also played hockey for the London University and was in its boxing club.

A spokesperson for Queen Mary University of London said: “We are shocked and saddened by the death of Kieran Dhaliwal.

“Kieran was a popular and hard-working third-year undergraduate student studying economics and finance. As well as being very dedicated to his studies, Kieran contributed a great deal to wider university life, and will be deeply missed by his lecturers, friends and other staff at the university.”

They added: “We offer his family, friends and fellow students our full support and deepest sympathy at this very difficult time.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We were called to a fatal collision. A pedestrian on the pavement has been struck by a driver and has since died.”

“The driver did not stop at the scene. The man died at the scene at around 4.42am.”

Tower Hamlets police and officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

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