40­year­old man killed after auto rams truck car­ry­ing iron rods

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro - Sne­hal.tri­pathi@htlive.com

NEW DELHI: A 40-year-old au­torick­shaw driver was killed after his ve­hi­cle rammed a truck in south-east Delhi’s Niza­mud­din Bridge early on Wed­nes­day.

The vic­tim Naresh Ku­mar died as iron rods pro­trud­ing from the truck pierced his body, the po­lice said.

The in­ci­dent took place around 4.30am when the auto rick­shaw reached Niza­mud­din Bridge. The tail lights of the 14-wheel truck that was mov­ing ahead of it, were not on, the po­lice said.

Ku­mar could not see the pro­trud­ing rods and they pierced through the auto-rick­shaw and im­paled him, killing him on the spot, po­lice said.

A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said Ku­mar was rushed to a lo­cal hospi­tal, where he was declared brought dead. At the time of the ac­ci­dent, he was headed to Noida with some pas­sen­gers who also suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

“The truck driver has been ar­rested. A case has been reg­is­tered at Sun­light Colony po­lice sta­tion in south east Delhi. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way,” said the of­fi­cer.

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