22-year-old man crushed to death

Mob tries to beat up driver and set his vehicle ablaze

22-year-old man crushed to death

A 22-year-old man was crushed to death by a speeding water tanker near Delhi-Gurgaon border on MG Road on Monday. A mob beat up the errant driver and tried to set the vehicle ablaze.

Deepak Kumar, a resident of Paramhans Vihar in Sarita Vihar, was on his way to office when the incident occurred at around 6 am. “The accident was witnessed by Deepak’s younger brother Pawan,” a police officer said.

Pawan told police that Deepak had dropped him near Arjangarh on his scooty. Soon after this, Pawan noticed the speeding water tanker hitting Deepak’s scooty from behind.  
“Deepak was taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre with a severe head injury which proved fatal with doctors pronouncing him dead on admission,” the officer added. Pawan told police that Deepak was also dragged under the water tanker for around 20 metres.

The errant driver tried to flee from the spot, but was chased down by Pawan after taking lift from a motorcyclist. The bus driver, Kali Charan, was thrashed by locals before being handed over to police.

Angered over Deepak’s death, several persons gathered at the spot and pelted stones at the water tanker. The mob also tried to set it ablaze which led to traffic snarl in the area.

 A case under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.

In a separate incident, two persons were killed after their motorcycle was hit by an unidentified vehicle at north Delhi’s Civil Lines on Sunday.

Babu and Suman were returning home after visiting Babu’s father Raghu Nausale admitted at Sant Parmanand Hospital following a minor accident.

“They were rushed to Sushruta Trauma Centre, where Babu was declared brought dead while Suman succumbed to his injuries,” another police officer said.

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