A 26-year-old motorist was killed when he came under the wheels of a low-floor Delhi Transportation Corporation (DTC) bus in the Capital on Thursday.
This is the first low-floor bus fatality recorded this year.
According to police, the incident happened in Jamia Nagar locality in Southeast Delhi, at around 8:55 am in the morning.
The deceased, Gaurav Kumar, was a computer technician.
The police said that the incident took place when Kumar was trying to overtake the bus from the wrong side.
The bus was plying on route number 400 between Kalindi Kunj and Minto Road.
“Kumar was on his motorcycle and tried to overtake the bus from the wrong side,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
“A man, who was walking on the road, came in front of his motorcycle and he could not control his vehicle. He hit him and then came under the rear wheels of the bus,” he added.
Police said Kumar died on the spot. Bystanders called the police, who took him to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Deepak Sharma (28), the driver of the bus, was later arrested by the police, who have registered a case of negligence against him.
Kumar hailed from Uttar Pradesh and was presently residing alone in Nai Basti in Jamia Nagar near Okhla.
“He was unmarried and was working at the Holy Family Hospital in their computer department,” added the officer.
Last year, low-floor buses were under much scrutiny after a number of them caught fire or suffered technical failures.
On December 3, two low-floor buses caught fire, one in Moti Nagar in West Delhi and the other in East of Kailash in South Delhi.