A Speeding truck mowed over six people who were sleeping on the sidewalk in Delhi’s Seemapuri area. it is being reported that out of the six, four people have succumbed to their injuries. The incident transpired when a speeding truck, late Tuesday night, jumped a divider and ran over 6 people sleeping there. The incident took place near the Delhi Transport Corporation Depot traffic light at Seemapuri.
According to the police, the incident happened at 1:51 pm past midnight. In his statement, the Deputy Commissioner, R Sathiyasundaram, told the media that the truck was being driven recklessly and rashly, which led to the incident.
Out of the six victims, two died on the spot, whereas one succumbed to his injuries on his way to the hospital, and one other was pronounced dead while he was getting treated, the other two have been shifted to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, said Sathiyasundaram.
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The commissioner of police has also added that the Seemapuri Police station is looking for the vehicle and the truck driver and a case has been registered under the
The deceased have been identified as Shah Ala, 38, Mohammad Karim, 52, Chhote Khan, 25, Shah Alam, 38, natives of Seemapuri, whereas Rahul, 45, was a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Sahibabad.
The two injured Manish, 16, of Sahibabad, and Pradeep Kumar, 30, of Tahirpur are taking treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.
An incident of a similar nature was reported back in late August where a truck in the northwest part of Delhi had mowed over a 36-year-old Chemist, in Prem Nagar area. The victim was dropping his kids off at their school and on his way back, the victim met with an accident which resulted in his death.
The police were able to nab down the driver involved in the incident and charged him with section 279 (rash driving) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC.