El­derly man crushed while get­ting off DTC bus

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

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.

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