45-yr-old crushed by minibus, driver held

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent

A 45-year-old man was crushed to death by a minibus in east Delhi’s Shakarpur area on Fri­day. Po­lice said that the de­ceased had come to drop his mother when the in­ci­dent took place. The driver of the RTV bus has been ar­rested, po­lice said.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice the de­ceased has been iden­ti­fied as, Ma­hen­der, a daily wage labourer, died while get­ting down from the bus af­ter drop­ping her mother. The in­ci­dent took place at around 10 am.

Po­lice said that the vic­tim had come to a bus stand near Laxmi Na­gar Metro Sta­tion in east Delhi to drop his 68-yearold mother. Af­ter his mother boarded the RTV bus, he was get­ting down from the ve­hi­cle, the driver ac­cel­er­ated the ve­hi­cle and the man lost con­trol and fell down from the bus.

“His head was crushed un­der the wheels of the bus. Lo­cals in­formed the po­lice and de­ceased was rushed to a nearby hos­pi­tal where he was was de­clared brought dead. The bus driver fled the spot af­ter the in­ci­dent. How­ever, he was ar­rested later and has been iden­ti­fied as Rahul (30). A case was reg­is­tered in the mat­ter on a com­plaint by his mother,” said Pankaj Singh, Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (East).

Lo­cals of the area al­leged

that in ar­eas like Laxmi Na­gar, Pat­par­ganj and Mother dairy area th­ese RTV’s and sim­i­lar mode of ve­hi­cles doesn’t obey the traf­fic rules. The driv­ers of th­ese ve­hi­cles stop the ve­hi­cle wher­ever they want risk­ing the life of the pas­sen­gers and this even cre­ate traf­fic jams on the road.

Lo­cals fur­ther al­leged that in or­der to get more pas­sen­gers, the RTV are driven rashly and in a com­pet­i­tive way be­cause of which nu­mer­ous ac­ci­dents took place in the area and the traf­fic of­fi­cials are mere a mute spec­ta­tor.

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