2 killed, 4 injured in two separate accidents

Two people were killed while four others sustained severe injuries in two separate road accidents that took place in the last 24 hours in the national capital, police said.

 The first incident was reported from south Delhi’s South Extention area near a bus stop where an overspeeding truck crushed five labourers during the wee hours of Sunday.
According to the police, all the labourers were in their early 30s and worked for DTC. They were on their way home after maintenance and cleaning of bus stops.

The moment they reached near the bus stop of south extension, the truck coming from Dhaula Kuan lost control and ran over the bus stop crushing all five labourers before coming to a halt.

Immediately, one of their associates who escaped unhurt in the collision, made a call to police control room after which a police team rushed to the spot. All the victims were taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences Trauma Centre, where two of them were declared brought dead while three are battling for lives.

 Police said all the labourers are associated with a private agency, which generally cleans and maintains DTC bus stops during late night hours.

One of the deceased, identified as 30-year-old Kishna, was a native of Sitamarhi district in Bihar.

“We have sent information about the victim to his family members at his native place,” said a senior police officer. The injured are still recuperating in the hospital.
Meanwhile, police said they have arrested the the truck driver, identified as Naeem Ahmad.

A case has been registered under relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Motor Vehicle Act against Naeem at Kotla Mubarakpur police station and the truck has also been impounded.

Hit and run case

In a separate incident of hit and run, a 20-year-old man has been hit by an unidentified vehicle in Mangolpuri area of outer Delhi on Saturday night.

According to the police, the victim has been identified as Manoj, who works with a private firm in the national capital and is now battling for life. He lived along with his family in Mangolpuri.

 Police said on Saturday night when Manoj was on his way back home, an unidentified vehicle rammed from behind and fled the spot. Immediately, he was rushed to the nearby Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital where he was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. His condition is stated to be critical.

 Police said that they have informed the victim’s family. Police are yet to record the victim’s statement.

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