Four killed in three separate accidents in city

Four killed in three separate accidents in city

A father-son duo and a head constable were among four persons killed in three separate accidents involving motorcycles.

While errant drivers in two cases have been held, the driver of a Honda City car that allegedly rammed into the motorcycle carrying the father and son, is absconding.
Rajendra Kumar, 51 distributed newspapers while his 21-year-old son Piyush sometimes helped him with the work.

It was usual business morning on Sunday as they picked up newspapers from north Delhi’s Model Town Centre to distribute them in Gujranwala Town area. At about 6.30 am, an allegedly speeding white colour Honda City car hit the motorcycle by which Rajendra and Piyush were travelling.

Piyush who was riding pillion immediately fell off the motorcycle while his father was dragged quite some distance along with the car. Eyewitnesses said the driver had to reverse the vehicle to get rid of the mangled remains of Rajender.

Police have got the registration number of the car from some eyewitnesses. The car was registered in Haryana.

Piyush was married only six months ago. He was to accompany his father to Kanpur on Monday to finalise the wedding of his youngest sister.

In the second accident involving a motorcycle, a 40-year-old Delhi Police head constable was killed on being hit by a speeding truck in south Delhi’s Okhla area on Saturday night.
Ashok Kumar was posted at Badarpur police station and was living with his family at government quarters in west Delhi’s Paschim Vihar.

Police said they received a call at 10.20 pm by an anonymous person informing about the accident near Nathu Sweets shop in Okhla.

Ashok was returning home from work when his motorcycle was hit by an allegedly speeding truck in Kalkaji area. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Ashok had received injuries to much of the right part of his body. Police said injuries to his head caused his death.

The accused truck driver Shishpal, 37, has been arrested and charged with causing death by negligence apart from rash and negligent driving. Police said he was not drunk at the time of the accident.

In yet another accident, a 24-year-old woman died while her husband escaped with minor injuries when the motorcycle they were travelling by was hit by a low-floor DTC bus on Sunday morning. The couple was married only three months ago and they lived in outer Delhi’s Barwala village.

Sarita was employed as a nurse at a private hospital. Her husband Lalit, 27, too worked at the same hospital. They were headed to the hospital on Sunday morning when the buys hit them. The bus driver has been held.