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Truck set ablaze after woman dies in mishap

A MIDDLE-AGED woman was killed when a speedily driven truck hit a two-wheeler on the by-pass road at Damkheda in Nishatpura on Tuesday. Angry residents set the truck ablaze after the mishap.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 14:43 IST

A MIDDLE-AGED woman was killed when a speedily driven truck hit a two-wheeler on the by-pass road at Damkheda in Nishatpura on Tuesday. Angry residents set the truck ablaze after the mishap.

According to police, Bhaiyalal, 50, and his wife, Gulab, were taking their son, Prakash, 24, to a doctor for treatment. The trio was riding a moped when the truck HR 38/3675 hit them from behind.

Eyewitnesses said the truck was coming at a recklessly fast speed and hit the moped. The moped fell down and Gulab Bai, 45, was dragged with the truck for a distance.

She received critical injuries in the head. Her husband and son were also injured in the mishap and local residents got them admitted to a hospital. However, she succumbed to the injuries.

Bhaiyalal and Prakash are out of danger. Bhaiyalal, a resident of Anand Nagar, is an employee with the Public Health Engineering Department.

Meanwhile, the truck driver fled the spot leaving the truck and angry residents set the truck afire soon after the mishap. By the time police reached the spot, the truck that was laden with pulses was in flames.

Since the spot is far from fire stations, policemen made efforts to put out the fire through extinguishers. But the fire could not be contained and the vehicle was burnt. Police said the deceased’s son Prakash is a tuberculosis patient and the family was taking him to a private doctor for treatment.

Residents were angry at the administration because the road has seen several mishaps lately. They alleged that the road was dug up at various places and this had caused many fatal accidents. The Nishatpura police have registered a case against the absconding truck driver for negligence leading to death and launched a hunt for him.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a woman was found dead in Govindpura on Tuesday. She could not be identified. The deceased was around 65 years old and found dead at the Machhli Market.