DTC bus kills boy, injures his friend

Mishap takes place 2 days after 3-yr-old died on road

A nine-year-old boy died and another minor boy was injured after being hit by a Delhi Transport Corporation bus in outer Delhi’s Narela on Friday.

On Saturday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the victim’s family.

He also met the family of Aditya, a three-year-old boy who died after being hit by a speeding school bus in outer Delhi’s Holambi Kalan on Thursday.

Police said two children were hit by a DTC bus in Narela late on Friday evening.
They were rushed to Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital where Yuvraj was declared brought dead.

The injured boy has been identified as Tushar. They were hit while returning home from the nearby market.

Driver thrashed
“The bus was damaged by locals and its driver was beaten up before being handed over to police,” said a police officer.

Yuvraj’s family claimed that traffic congestion and encroachment on the roads have made the area accident prone.

“Yuvraj would not have been killed if there was no chaos caused by encroachment by vendors,” Yuvraj’s uncle said.

The incident was a day after three-year-old Aditya was killed in Holambi Kalan.

He was playing near his house when a school bus mowed him down.

A mob went on rampage over the death in which a 22-year-old man named Wasim also died allegedly in firing by Delhi Police. Police, however, denied opening fire.

CM meets both families
Kejriwal met both the families. But Aditya’s father Naresh told media that he failed to go beyond tokenism.

“The Chief Minister met us for around 20 minutes. But he did not assure any help or ask us about our condition,” Naresh said.

Locals claimed that Kejriwal did not discuss the issue of Aditya’s death or the police firing.

“Kejriwal was surrounded by the volunteers of his party and only heard their pleas. The party volunteers only raised the civic issues of the area,” said Ashok, a resident.

 

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