Elderly man crushed while getting off DTC bus
New Delhi: Unsafe DTC buses continue to wreak havoc on city streets after a 63-year old man was crushed under the wheels of abus near Kashmere Gate on Friday. The door of the bus was allegedly left open, and the elderly man slipped while deboarding the vehicle. In another similar incident in South Delhi’s Amar colony, a case was registered after a 62-year-old woman was severely injured while getting down from a DTC bus.
Police said they received a call around1.33pm about the accident near Kashmere Gate metro station. “The driver was arrested and the bus was impounded,” said a police officer.
The victim was identified as Ram Khilawan, a resident of Sonia Vihar. Police said that Khilawan had left home to buy medicines when the accident happened. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A case under Section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 304A (death by negligence) has been registered.
In another incident, 62-yearold Kashmeri Devi sustained grievous injuries on her leg when the rear door of the bus shut while she was boarding it. Devi fell down and her leg was crushed. The incident took place on September 11 but a case was registered on Friday.
A DTC spokesperson told TOI that apart from action taken by the police, in case of fatal accidents, DTC also takes disciplinary action including suspension of the driver.
Shopowner shot at succumbs to injuries:
A shop owner who was shot at on the streets of Usmanpur succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. Mohammad Hassan was shot by four men on Thursday and the incident was captured on a CCTV camera. Police said that Hassan was involved in a gambling racket and it is suspected that he had a fight with the accused over placing a bet during Muharram, that led to the murder.