Army man on cycle run over by car in Delhi Cantt, truck runs over two

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2016 10:10 IST
Ram Swaroop had participated in the Army’s deployment in restoring law and order in Panipat and Hisar districts in Haryana during the recent Jat stir and had recently returned to his unit. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

A 43-year-old man, posted in Indian Army was killed when his cycle was hit by an Audi car in Delhi cantonment area on Wednesday morning.

Naik Ram Swaroop, the victim had returned to Delhi from Haryana’s Panipat and Hissar, where he was sent to control the recent Jat agitation.

Police said that they have arrested the accused driver, identified as Sarabjeet Singh. “At 10 am, Swaroop was hit by the car. He was rushed to army hospital where he

succumbed to injuries few hours later,” said a senior police officer.

Ram Swaroop is survived by his wife and a two-year-old daughter.

In another incident, two people on a scooty were allegedly mowed down by a speeding truck in Southwest Delhi’s Dabri area in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Sonu (19) and Ankush (18), who worked as DJs, were on their way home to Sagarpur when a speeding Tata 407 truck hit their scooty from behind. Their scooty skid for a few

metres before they fell on the ground and were crushed under the trucks rear wheels. While Sonu was riding the scooty, Ankush was riding pillion.

According to the police they received a call around 2.05am from outside Mandal Marg and the police team reached the spot within a few minutes.

“A passerby had made a PCR call and since it was patrolling the area, it reached the spot within five minutes. While two personnel got down to help the victim, the PCR rushed to chase the truck. A CATS ambulance also reached the spot on time. However, the two teenagers had died before they could be taken to the hospital,” a senior police officer said.

The truck was flagged down at a turn, when it slowed down and the driver was caught.

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