A Class VII student was killed by a speeding tempo in Gokulpuri area of northeast Delhi on Tuesday morning, police said.
The incident was reported around 8.30 am on Tuesday when the victim identified as Manju, who goes by her first name, was on way to school with her cousin, the police said.
The girl’s cousin is admitted in a critical condition. The girls were students of Sarvodaya Kanya Vdyalaya. The injured has been identified as Mohini, a class VIII student.
"The two girls were crossing the road when the tempo hit them. Manju died on the spot before she could be rushed to the hospital,” said a police officer.
The police said Mohini sustained several injuries and she is battling for her life at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital.
The police said they had registered a case of rash and negligent driving.
The police said it was the tempo’s helper who was driving the vehicle and he has been arrested. The vehicle has been impounded.
The girls were residents of a nearby colony and used to walk to school everyday.
In another accident, a 22-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a container near an under-construction metro site at Nangloi in west Delhi, police said.
The police said the victim was identified as Dinesh Kumar. The incident took place late on Monday night.
Kumar, who was returning home when he met with accident, died on the spot. The driver of the container fled from the scene. The container has been impounded and a case has been registered.
In another incident, three people were injured when their Honda City overturned in Patparganj area of east Delhi. The vehicle was speeding and the driver lost control when it hit the road divider, police said.