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Seven persons killed in seven road accidents in Delhi in past 24 hours

Seven persons were killed in as many road accidents over the past 24 hours, the police said on Friday. Initial investigations revealed that most of these were hit-and-run accidents, police said.

delhi Updated: Jun 14, 2013 23:29 IST
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Seven persons were killed in as many road accidents over the past 24 hours, the police said on Friday.

Initial investigations revealed that most of these were hit-and-run accidents, police said.

The first accident was reported from east Delhi’s Preet Vihar. A speeding sedan mowed down a man of Nepalese origin when he was crossing the road around midnight.

“The victim was identified as Ramu, 25, who worked as a domestic help at a house in the New Rajdhani Enclave area,” said a police officer.

A passerby informed the local police who rushed Ramu to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

In another incident, a 38-year-old woman died after the two-wheeler which she was riding pillion to her husband was rammed by a speeding truck in northwest Delhi’s Kanjhawala on Friday morning.“The victim was identified as Murti. She was rushed to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where she was pronounced dead by the doctors,” said another officer.

In a separate accident, an unidentified man was found dead at Begumpur with the police suspecting that he had been mowed down by a heavy vehicle.Southeast Delhi’s Badarpur reported an accident in which an unidentified vehicle mowed down one Mukesh, 50, while a 25-year-old identified as Kundan was crushed to death by a dumper in Sarita Vihar.

In West Delhi’s Nangloi, an unidentified vehicle mowed down a person in his 30s. The victim has been identified as Shyam.In Mayur Vihar, two motorcyclists met with an accident when the motorcycle they were riding fell down from a flyover on Friday morning. Haider Mehendi, 23, was killed while Ali Mehendi, who was riding pillion, suffered injuries in the accident. The police have registered cases of causing death due to rash and negligent driving.