An eight-year-old boy died on Tuesday after a speeding private bus ran over him in Sector 47. The police have arrested the driver and conductor of the bus.
According to the police, Raju, a Class 3 student, was returning home from a nearby ground when he met with the accident. The bus driver, Krishna Kumar, was teaching the conductor, Goru Prasad, to drive. Prasad lost control of the vehicle and ran over the boy. He also rammed the bus into an electric pole, witness Ramesh Kumar told the police.
While Krishna parked the bus at the ground, Prasad tried to flee. But other drivers caught hold of him and informed the police. They rushed the boy to a private hospital in Sector 38 where he succumbed to injuries late Tuesday evening. A post-mortem examination was conducted on Wednesday and the body was handed over to his family, the police said.
Raju studied at a private school and lived with his parents and two brothers at a construction site in Sector 47. The family is from Madhya Pradesh and has been living in Gurgaon for the last seven years, the police said.
“I was at the construction site when I got to know about my son. Raju was supposed to visit a market to buy some books. He was excited about it and had told his mother to heat water for his bath,” Kishori Lal, 32, Raju’s father said.
The Sadar police have booked the driver and conductor under Sections 279 (rash driving), 304A (death by negligence), 427 (mischief causing damage) and 34 of the IPC. The duo has also been booked under Section 3/181 of the Motor Vehicles Act. The police have impounded the bus at the Sadar police station.
The accused are from Nepal and have been working together in Gurgaon for the last four years, the police said. “We arrested the duo from the spot. A city court sent them to 14 days’ judicial custody on Wednesday,” deputy commissioner of police (east) Deepak Saharan said.