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Two men found dead in Mahipalpur, Delhi police suspect case of hit-and-run

The two were identified as Devender Lama and Milan Rana, both in their mid-20s. They were returning to Delhi from Haridwar. Lama worked at a farmhouse in south Delhi while Rana used to work part time for his livelihood.

delhi Updated: Aug 08, 2017 09:35 IST
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The two were identified as Devender Lama and Milan Rana, both in their mid-20s. They were returning to Delhi from Haridwar. Lama worked at a farmhouse in south Delhi while Rana used to work part time for his livelihood.
The two were identified as Devender Lama and Milan Rana, both in their mid-20s. They were returning to Delhi from Haridwar. Lama worked at a farmhouse in south Delhi while Rana used to work part time for his livelihood. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Two men from Nepal were killed in a suspected case of hit-and-run in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur on Monday morning.

Police said the bodies of the duo with multiple injuries were found on the Gurgaon-Dhaula Kuan stretch of National Highway 8.

The two were identified as Devender Lama and Milan Rana, both in their mid-20s. They were returning to Delhi from Haridwar. Lama worked at a farmhouse in south Delhi while Rana used to work part time for his livelihood.

Police said Lama’s body was found on the roadside while Rana was lying dead in a drain on the edge of the road. Their helmets and a bag was found near their bodies. But a TVS Apache motorcycle the two were riding was found missing from the spot, police said.

Chinmoy Biswal, additional deputy commissioner of police (south), said at 7.29 am a passerby spotted them and called the police control room.

A team from the Vasant Kunj North police station reached the spot and found the two men.

“The two were rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors confirmed that they were already dead,” said Biswal. A case under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), and 304A (causing death by negligence), was registered against an unknown driver.

Asked if they had found any CCTV footage, a senior police officer said their teams are scanning of cameras installed on the route and at private installations for clues.

“Prime facie it appears their motorcycle was hit from behind probably by a speeding car or truck. There is a possibility that the two fell off their bike and their helmets came out of their heads. They suffered severe head injuries and died. The scratch marks on their bodies confirm that they skid on the road,” said the officer.

But what happened to their bike and why it was missing from the spot is a something that has been bothering the police as well. The missing has forced the police to probe the homicide angle.