A speeding bus of Delhi Public School (DPS), Indirapuram, killed a 17-year-old boy on his way to school on Tuesday morning.
Mohammad Kasif, a Class XII commerce student of Ludlow Castle II School, Kashmere Gate, was running late for school.
The mishap occurred at Gokulpuri bus stand, barely a kilometre way from his house, when he was trying to board a bus around 6.30 a.m.
The speeding school bus tried to overtake the bus Kasif was trying to board and rammed into him. He was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Kasif, a resident of Karawal Nagar, used to walk down to the Gokulpuri bus stand every morning to catch a bus for his school at Kashmere Gate.
“He was going to turn 18 in three months and I was planning to gift him a car on his birthday,” said Kafil Ahmed, Kasif’s father. His mother Meherunisa was inconsolable.
“I could have given him a scooter but six years ago my elder brother’s son died when his scooter met with an accident. He was 18. I could never forget that accident and thought it would be better that my son drove a car instead,” said Ahmed.
Kasif had recently won the swimming championship at his school and wanted to become a chartered accountant.
Police have arrested the driver, identified as Sunil, and have impounded the school bus.
He was on way to pick up students when the accident occurred. The driver had run away after the incident, but was caught later.
“I got call from a passerby saying that my son has met with an accident. When I reached the hospital he was already dead. I could not even speak to him,” said Ahmed.