IN A tragic incident, one boy was killed and his brother injured when they were hit by a water tanker in Musakheri area this morning.
The brothers, Deepak (13) and Prakash (10), were the earning members of the family as their mother had died sometime back and father was a tuberculosis patient. While Prakash used to work in a roadside eatery near Daly College, Deepak was working in a tiffin centre.
Every morning Deepak used to drop his brother at the work place and then go to his own work place. This morning also, the two started from their house, but when the crossed the culvert near Kalika Mata mandir, a water tanker (MP14-A-617) hit them. One of the wheels of the truck ran over Prakash and he died on the spot, while Deepak was seriously injured in the accident.
The tanker driver fled after the accident. The locals brought the two brothers to the MY Hospital, but Prakash had died by then, while Deepak was admitted in a critical condition.