Two killed in freak accident

Two killed in freak accident

According to police, the accident occurred around 5:15 pm on the elevated stretch connecting the Lodhi Colony area to Sarai Kale Khan when an NDMC dumper hit an electricity pole and fell on the autorickshaw. “It seems that after the collision, the electricity pole fell atop the dumper, threw it off balance and made it to fall on a TSR which was plying alongside. The pole also struck a biker who was travelling parallel the auto rickshaw,” said police.

The auto driver, Vijay Kumar, 29, from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and was residing in east Delhi’s Ganesh Nagar area, died instantly. His vehicle was reduced to a heap of metal.

Such was the impact of the hit that the biker, Sanjay Kumar, 28, a resident of the Sunlight Colony area, was sent him hurtling off the flyover and landed several feet below, police said. Vijay Kumar and Sanjay Kumar were rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Center, where doctors pronounced them as brought dead on arrival.

Police said the errant dumper driver, Abdur Rehman, 26, who had been engaged by the NDMC on contract, was arrested.

Man shot at in east Delhi

A 26-year-old was shot at after he and his friend were bashed up at a lane in New Seemapuri of east Delhi on Wednesday evening, police said.

Tasleem, after some engagement at Karkardooma Court, went to meet one of his friend Imran at New Seemapuri. “They had drinks and were casually walking in a lane when four people on two bike stopped in front and started bashing them,” said a senior police officer.

Police said one of the four assailants fired at Tasleem and fled from the spot. Tasleem was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur hospital after the incident from where he was discharged late night. Tasleem was shot in the leg.

Tasleem later identified all  four assailants.

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