Head-on col­li­sion of cars kills fa­ther, son

7 In Crit­i­cal State; Speed­ing SUV Try­ing To Over­take An­other Car Caused Ac­ci­dent In Jait­pur

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New Delhi: A man and his son died while re­turn­ing from a rel­a­tive’s wed­ding as two cars had a head-on col­li­sion in south­east Delhi’s Jait­pur early on Wed­nes­day. Seven oth­ers are bat­tling for life.

The vic­tims’ fam­ily was re­turn­ing home in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri in a Maruti Cele­rio af­ter at­tend­ing the wed­ding in Jait­pur. The po­lice said the other car, a Mahin­dra XUV, was the of­fend­ing ve­hi­cle as its driver was speed­ing and hit the Cele­rio while try­ing to over­take an­other ve­hi­cle at 12.02am on Meetha­pur Road, ad­ja­cent to the Jait­pur canal.

A passerby called the po­lice when he saw the man­gled cars with the pas­sen­gers bleed­ing pro­fusely in both of them. Two cops pa­trolling the area also saw the cars and reached the spot be­fore the po­lice team. A few of the in­jured were im­me­di­ately sent to Apollo Hos­pi­tal in a po­lice emer­gency re­sponse ve­hi­cle with­out wait­ing for the PCR van, said Chin­moy Biswal, DCP (south­east). Both Triloki Nath (55), a se­cu­rity guard, and his son, Vikas (21), were de­clared brought dead.

Triloki Nath’s chil­dren, Ab­hay (14) and Neha (18), and neph­ews Shub­ham (22) and Ro­hit (19) were se­ri­ously in­jured. The car be­longed to Sa- chin (22), a fam­ily friend, who is also stated to be in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion. The Mahin­dra XUV be­longed to Kuldeep (25) while the other pas­sen­ger has been iden­ti­fied as Har­iom (25). The con­di­tion of both is se­ri­ous.

“Triloki’s nephew was get­ting mar­ried and ev­ery­body in the fam­ily was ex­cited about it. They took part in ev­ery func­tion in the past few days. On Tues­day, they left home around 9pm when Vikas re­turned af­ter giv­ing tu­itions and Triloki un­cle from his work,” said Yo­gesh, Triloki’s nephew.

Triloki, the bread­win­ner of the fam­ily, also looked af- ter his brother’s widow and their three chil­dren since his death in dengue five years ago. “Ev­ery­thing seems to have come to a stand­still. Vikas was start­ing to help his fa­ther fi­nan­cially by giv­ing tu­itions in Mayur Vi­har,” Yo­gesh said.

Two more func­tions were sched­uled in the next two days, he added. “This was the first wed­ding in our fam­ily in a long time. Neha had pre­pared a dance se­quence for one of the func­tions. Both have been called off.” Triloki’s wife, who had a close shave as she chose to stay back, is in a state of shock.

The po­lice said that ac­cord­ing to the passersby who gath­ered at the spot, the SUV, which was head­ing to­wards Farid­abad, was at a high speed and was try­ing to over­take a heavy ve­hi­cle when it rammed the Maruti Cele­rio.

Po­lice said none of the in­jured was fit to give a po­lice state­ment. A case un­der sec­tions 279 (rash driv­ing or rid­ing on a pub­lic way), 337 (caus­ing hurt by act en­dan­ger­ing life or per­sonal safety of oth­ers) and 304(A) (caus­ing death by neg­li­gence) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code has been reg­is­tered, cops said.

Court ac­quits man in rape case:

A Delhi court ac­quit­ted a man in a rape case af­ter the po­lice failed to pro­duce the vic­tim for record­ing of her ev­i­dence de­spite mul­ti­ple sum­mons. The court granted the re­lief to the ac­cused, a Haryana res­i­dent, say­ing no pur­pose would be served by con­duct­ing fur­ther trial.

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