Two dead as dumper runs over autos, pedestrians near India Gate

Two dead as dumper runs over autos, pedestrians near India Gate

New Delhi: A man and his daughter were killed and two others injured after a speeding dumper truck rammed several vehicles near the India Gate lawns. According to police, the dumper truck, after hitting several vehicles on the intervening night of Monday- Tuesday at around 0020 hrs, climbed the footpath and ploughed into the Rajpath lawns (south side) beside the Man Singh Road. Kewal Diwan, the 42-year-old man and his eight-year-old daughter, lost their lives in the incident while Deepak Kumar and Ram Singh were injured.

While the dumper ran over three 3-Seater auto Rickshaws, a Scooty was found crushed under it, police said. A PCR van rushed the injured to the hospital where the girl was declared brought dead. The Dumper driver, who also fractured his right hand in the incident, was nabbed from the spot. He has been identified as 24-year-old Raman, a resident of Badarpur New Delhi. According to police, he is being treated in a hospital where he will undergo several tests. A case under sections 279/337/304A IPC has been registered in the matter and further probe was underway.


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