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  Metros   Delhi  25 Jun 2017  2 dead, 2 hurt as car runs over pavement-dwellers

2 dead, 2 hurt as car runs over pavement-dwellers

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 25, 2017, 4:12 am IST
Updated : Jun 25, 2017, 4:12 am IST

The accused driver claimed that he was trying to save a beggar and ended up taking the car over the pavement.

The police said that the accident occur at around 12.10 pm near Kashmere Gate ISBT. The accused driver has been identified as Harish Kumar, a guest teacher at a government school in Yamuna Vihar and a resident of New Usmanpur. (Representational Image)
 The police said that the accident occur at around 12.10 pm near Kashmere Gate ISBT. The accused driver has been identified as Harish Kumar, a guest teacher at a government school in Yamuna Vihar and a resident of New Usmanpur. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Two pavement-dwellers were killed, while two other sustained critical injuries after an over-speeding car lost control near Hanuman Mandir on Saturday.

The police said that the accident occur at around 12.10 pm near Kashmere Gate ISBT. The accused driver has been identified as Harish Kumar, a guest teacher at a government school in Yamuna Vihar and a resident of New Usmanpur. The injured have been identified as Deepak and Rashid, while the identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.  

 

According to the police, the car belongs to Harish’s uncle. He was returning from Faridabad after work when the accident took place. As Harish cro-ssed Rajghat and reached Monkey Bridge, the car lost control, climbed up the pavement and mowed down four persons who were sleeping on the pavement. Two of them died at the spot, while two others were injured.

Afraid of getting caught, the accused tried to flee, but was caught by a beat constable, identified as Sonu.

The constable then alerted the police who visited the spot and rushed the injured to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital. The accused driver claimed that he was trying to save a beggar, who was crossing the road, and swerved to the left. He ended up taking the car over the pavement, the police said.

 

The police said his claims were being verified. At the time of incident, Harish was not in an inebriated state. However, the accused has been sent for medical examination.

The police is trying to check the background of the two deceased. Preliminary probe suggest that the deceased were beggars and had been living in the area since the last five years. A case of death due to negligent driving has been registered.

Tags: killed, accident, government school
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi