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CRPF jawan killed, 2 injured as teen rams Merc into car

THE ASIAN AGE. | BHASKAR HARI SHARMA
Published : Jul 20, 2019, 3:08 am IST
Updated : Jul 20, 2019, 3:08 am IST

Speeding luxury car hits WagonR after jumping red-light in South Delhi.

The victims were pulled out of the car and taken to the AIIMS where constable Narender Baswal (34) died in the morning. Vinod Kumar (36) and Babulal Yadav (38) were discharged after treatment. (Photo: ANI)
 The victims were pulled out of the car and taken to the AIIMS where constable Narender Baswal (34) died in the morning. Vinod Kumar (36) and Babulal Yadav (38) were discharged after treatment. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: A 19-year-old man, while driving a Mercedes Benz, crushed a CRPF constable to death and injured two other troopers in Greater Kailash-I in South Delhi on late Thursday night.

The accused, who studies in London, jumped a red-light in GK-I market and hit a WangonR in which three CRPF jawans were travelling.

Constable Narender Baswal (34) succumbed to his injuries in a hospital. The other injured, Vinod Kumar (36) and Babulal Yadav (38), were discharged after treatment at the AIIMS Trauma Centre. All three constables were on special duty group (SDG) of the para-military force.

According to DCP (South District) Vijay Kumar, the accident took place at Archana Crossing in GK-I at about 11.00 pm on Thursday.

He said: “The Mercedes, being driven by Sanidhya Garg (19), a resident of Model Town-2, was coming from the Siri Fort road side when it jumped a red-light and hit the WagonR. The WagonR was being driven by Vinod Kumar. It was coming from Moolchand side and was heading towards Chirag Delhi.”

The DCP said that the call about the accident was received by the police control room (PCR) at about 10.59 pm, following which a police team was rushed to the spot.

Mr Kumar said that Mr Garg’s medical examination showed no presence of alcohol. He said that the victims were pulled out of the car and taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre, where Narender died in the morning reportedly due to “internal injuries.”

Mr Vinod and Mr Yadav, who had received injuries on their limbs, were discharged from the hospital late on Thursday.

A police officer privy to the investigation said that the Mercedes had hit the WagonR before hitting the divider and damaging the traffic signal. He said that Mr Garg did not suffer any injuries as he was protected by the air bags in the car. He said that the medical examination of the victims too did not show any traces of alcohol.

The police said that Mr Garg was on way to his Model Town home after visiting his grandmother in Saket.

Based on Vinod Kumar’s complaint, a case has been registered at the Greater Kailash police station. The accused, however, was released on bail by the police on the very same night of the accident.

The deceased, Narender, hailed from Kishangarh near Alwar (Rajasthan) and is survived by wife and two children. He had joined CRPF as a constable in 2004.

Tags: crpf, aiims
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