A Blueline crushed a class XII student of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, near Sector 12 on Wednesday evening, taking this year’s toll of deaths caused by the city’s private-run bus fleet to 116.
The bus driver and the conductor fled the scene as an angry crowd pelted the bus with stones and tried to set it on fire.
The boy was identified as Aditya Khetawat, who lived in Lajpat Nagar, the police said. Books found in the boy’s bag indicated that he had come to Noida to attend tuition classes, they added.
An eyewitness said the boy came under the wheel while trying to board the bus, which was plying route number 323, from Noida to Dhaula Kuan.
“We have seized the bus. The driver and the conductor are still absconding,” said PK Pandey, superintendent of police (city). “The boy’s guardian has been informed. His father Ashok Khetawat is a chartered accountant in Assam. He is expected to reach Noida on Thursday evening.”
Blueline buses have gained notoriety over the years for speeding and rash driving. Although measures like speed governors were introduced, it was found that they were tampered with in most cases.