4 of fam­ily among 5 killed in 2 high­way ac­ci­dents

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Gur­gaon: Five peo­ple have lost their lives in two ac­ci­dents in Nuh on Del­hiAl­war high­way since Sun­day night.

In the first in­ci­dent, four of a fam­ily, in­clud­ing an in­fant, were killed by a long plat­form truck while they were stand­ing on the road­side and talk­ing to each other on Sun­day night. In the other case that took place on Mon­day, a young man was killed by an SUV, while an­other is bat­tling for life in a hos­pi­tal.

The in­ci­dent on Sun­day took the lives of a fam­ily from Mevli vil­lage in­clud­ing Arif (33), his mother Zuben (60), his wife Taranum (29) and a three-year-old child. The whole fam­ily had gone to Imam Na­gar and on the way back, they were stand­ing on the road and talk­ing to each other when the speed­ing truck emerged out of nowhere and crashed into them near Mo­hamad Na­gar vil­lage. The driver fled the scene and ran. Soon af­ter, Nag­ina po­lice came to the spot and took cus­tody of the bod­ies.

While two of them died on the spot, the rest died on their way to the hos­pi­tal. Nag­ina Po­lice reg­is­tered an FIR un­der sec­tions 279 and 304A of IPC which ac­count for rash driv­ing or rid­ing on a pub­lic way and

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caus­ing death by neg­li­gence. “We have con­ducted the post mortem and handed over the body to the fam­ily for last rites. Mean­while, we are try­ing to lo­cate the driver,” said Kr­is­han, SHO, Nag­ina Po­lice sta­tion.

The next morn­ing, an­other ac­ci­dent claimed yet an­other life on the same high­way — that of two pedes­tri­ans iden­ti­fied as Rashid and Aashiq. The two were residents of Ak­era vil­lage in Nuh and were stand­ing near a stream in the vil­lage when an SUV hit them, killing Ashiq on the spot. The driver fled the spot and hasn’t been iden­ti­fied yet.

Rashid was taken to a local hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. How­ever, given his crit­i­cal con­di­tion, he was re­ferred to Delhi where he is told to be strug­gling to sur­vive. An FIR has been reg­is­tered in the case un­der sec­tions 279 and 304 A of IPC at the Ak­era po­lice sta­tion against an uniden­ti­fied per­son.

These are not the first two cases of road ac­ci­dent fa­tal­i­ties on this high­way. The stretch of the high­way in Nuh, known as ‘killer road’ in the re­gion, is no­to­ri­ous for fa­tal road ac­ci­dents. As per the data shared by Me­wat po­lice, the num­ber of ac­ci­dents has seen an in­crease of 31% be­tween 2015 and 2018.

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