10-year-old boy crushed by bus in west Delhi, mob sets vehicle on fire
People demonstrated at the accident spot, forcing police to send a team to manage traffic and convince them to call off the agitation.delhi Updated: May 11, 2017 23:21 IST
A 10-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding bus in West Delhi’s Mahavir Enclave on Thursday afternoon after which a mob torched the vehicle.
The boy, Krishna, lived with his parents and two siblings in Mahavir Enclave. His father drives a tractor while mother works as a housewife.
Police said the boy was playing with his three friends inside his house on the Palam-Dabri Road before they decided to venture out on the road.
Moments after the boy stepped on the road around 4.30 pm, an allegedly speeding private bus ran over him. He was allegedly dragged for a few metres before people noticed him and forced the vehicle to stop.
The public pulling the driver out of the bus and beat him up but he managed to escape.
The public then smashed his bus before setting it ablaze. But firefighters reached the spot quickly and controlled the flames.
People demonstrated at the accident spot, forcing police to send a team to manage traffic and convince them to call off the agitation.
A case of causing death by negligence and of rash and negligent driving has been registered at the Dabri police station.
The driver has been identified and efforts are being made to arrest him, said police.
First Published: May 11, 2017 23:20 IST