The driver of the truck is absconding, but owner has been traced. The driver has been booked for causing death by negligence.
New Delhi: Two doctors working at a hospital, including its chief medical officer, were killed in a road accident after their two-wheeler rammed into a stationery truck parked on the wrong side on a road in Bawana on Thursday night.
The investigators are in a fix whether the victims’ two-wheeler hit the truck by either losing control or failing to see the vehicle in the dark or were they hit by a third vehicle, triggering the crash.
The deceased have been identified as Rajesh Rajput (34) and Gufran (30). Rajput was the chief medical officer while Gufran was a junior resident doctor at Maharishi Valmiki Hospital in Bawana. The call to the police control room was made around 9.55 pm, nearly an hour after the two had been reportedly seen as leaving the hospital in the same two-wheeler.
“A passerby saw the two lying injured near Bengali Chowk. A police team rea-ched the spot and rushed the duo to Maharishi Valmiki Hospital, where Gufran was declared brought dead. Rajput was transferred to Fortis Hospital, where he too was declared dead,” said a senior police officer.
No eyewitness or CCTV footage has left the investigators puzzled. The driver of the truck is absconding, but owner has been traced. The driver has been booked for causing death by negligence. Both the victims were wearing helmets and prima facie does not appear that they were under the influence of alcohol, said another police officer.
Their bodies were then sent to Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital for post-mortem and later handed over to their respective families. Rajput got married two years ago and was a native of Madhya Pradesh, while Gufran was unmarried and was from Bihar.