2 dead, one hurt as speeding truck rams two cars near AIIMS

A police officer said the impact of the collision was such that the bonnet of the car, in which property dealer Dilip Dutta, his 48-year-old driver Ravi Kumar, and wife Seema Dutta, 47, were travelling in was severely mangled. The driver of the truck, bearing a Rajasthan registration number, fled the spot.
Police said they have established the truck’s ownership and a team has been sent to Rajasthan to identify and nab the accused.(HT Photo)
Police said they have established the truck’s ownership and a team has been sent to Rajasthan to identify and nab the accused.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 29, 2019 06:03 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

A 51-year-old property dealer and his driver were killed, while his wife was critically injured after a speeding truck allegedly crashed into his car near AIIMS in South Extension late on Saturday.

A police officer said the impact of the collision was such that the bonnet of the car, in which property dealer Dilip Dutta, his 48-year-old driver Ravi Kumar, and wife Seema Dutta, 47, were travelling in was severely mangled. The driver of the truck, bearing a Rajasthan registration number, fled the spot.

The car’s safety airbags had popped out and burst because of the impact, killing the property dealer and his driver. The two were seated on the front seats at the time of the accident, said the officer .

Police said Seema was sitting on the rear seat and suffered multiple fractures. She is undergoing treatment at AIIMS Trauma Centre where her condition was said to be critical.

The truck also hit a newly-purchased SUV in which four men were travelling. All the passengers escaped unhurt even as the SUV was badly damaged too.

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Vijay Kumar said the accident took place around 11.30pm when the couple was headed towards Lajpat Nagar-II after attending a wedding in Mayapuri. Eyewitnesses told the police that the truck was moving in the carriageway towards Safdarjung Hospital at a very high speed. As the truck reached the South Extension underpass, the driver lost control of the vehicle.

“The speeding truck jumped the road divider and had a head-on collision with the car. The SUV, which was moving on the car’s right, also crashed into the truck. The back of the truck got stuck in the road divider. It seems like the driver had dozed off,” DCP Kumar said.

Police said the Dutta, his wife and driver were stuck in the car and it took them about 20 minutes to rescue the trio. They were rushed to AIIMS where Dutta and Kumar were declared brought dead.

Dutta is survived by his wife and two daughters – Ukti and Ridham. “Dilip [Dutta] was in the readymade garment business, which he had to shut down because his shop was sealed around two years ago. Though he lost his well established business, Dilip never gave up hope,” said Subhash Malhotra, Dutta’s brother-in-law, adding that the family was informed about the accident by hospital authorities.

Ravi Kumar had been employed as Dilip’s driver since last Diwali. He is survived by his wife, Sunita, and their 16-year-old son whom he had adopted from his brother. The family lives in south Delhi’s Madangir.

A case of rash driving, death by negligence and causing hurt by endangering life or personal safety of others was registered at the Kotla Mubarakpur police station.

Police said they have established the truck’s ownership and a team has been sent to Rajasthan to identify and nab the accused.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Yadav also countered Yogi’s accusations about scams during the BJP’s regime and read out a list of scams in recruitment during the tenure of the BJP government. (Pic for representation)

    Shivpal appears to have become CM’s uncle too: Akhilesh

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday made light of chief minister Yogi Adityanath's growing 'concern' for his uncle and Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Singh Yadav and saidthe latter's uncle Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party chief Shivpal Singh Yadavf appeared to have become the uncle of the chief minister now. Yadav also countered Yogi's accusations about scams during the BJP's regime and read out a list of scams in recruitment during the tenure of the BJP government.

  • STF officials with three drug peddlers caught with heroin in separate cases, in Ludhiana on Friday. (HT Photo)

    Ludhiana STF recovers 5.5-kg heroin with arrest of three men

    The special task force unit in Ludhiana has recovered 5.5 kilograms of heroin with the arrest of three men, two of whom have links with cross-border smugglers. The trio has been identified as Jaswinder Singh (24) of Pheruwala village in Ferozepur besides Sachin Sharma (43) and Ashu Arora (30), both from Ludhiana city. In the third case, Ashu, who lives in Ludhiana's Manakwal area, was arrested from near his house.

  • Agra Fort (Pic for representation)

    Mathura court returns law suit seeking Hindu idols ‘buried’ in Agra Fort

    Agra A new law suit was filed in the court of civil judge (senior division), Mathura, seeking the return of the idols which were supposedly removed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb from the Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple demolished in Mathura during 1670 and allegedly placed below the stairs of the Begum Sahiba Mosque near Deewan-e-Khas in the Agra Fort.

  • A khap panchayat under way. (HT file photo)

    Post split, Tikait brothers to show BKU might in Sarv Khap Panchayat tomorrow

    MEERUT In coming months, western Uttar Pradesh is likely to witness a trial of strength between the Bharatiya Kisan Union led by the Tikait brothers and its splinter group. Both sides have already started flexing muscles and the proposed Sarv Khap Panchayat on Sunday in Kakda village of Muzaffarnagar district will see the display of Tikait brothers' might. Besides these two, there are more than two dozen Khaps of different communities.

  • The visa fees and expenses of Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan on Panja Sahib massacre centenary will be borne by the SGPC. (HT File Photo)

    SGPC to mark Panja Sahib massacre centenary in October

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on Friday decided to take a special jatha (group) of pilgrims to Pakistan besides organising a religious congregation at Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Amritsar, to mark the first centenary of the massacre at Gurdwara Panja Sahib. The incident took place at the gurdwara located at Hasan Abdal in Punjab province of Pakistan on October 30, 1922.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, May 27, 2022