Delhi cyclist killed in road mishap, truck hits cops

An allegedly speeding delivery van hit his bicycle in Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin area
Police said the cyclist was returning home at the time of the accident.(Representational Photo)
Police said the cyclist was returning home at the time of the accident.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 08:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh

A 42-year-old private security guard was killed after an allegedly speeding delivery van hit his bicycle in Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin area on Friday. The van driver, Satendra Singh, has been arrested and booked for rash and negligent driving causing death.

A case under Sections 279 and 304A was registered against Singh, the police said.

Deputy commissioner of police (southeast) RP Meena said the police control room received a call around 9 pm on Friday regarding an accident near the crematorium on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg. A police team reached there and found that a cyclist was hit by a delivery van.

“The cyclist died on the spot. He was identified as Ajay Kumar Singh. He worked as a security guard in a garment showroom in Connaught Place,” said DCP Meena, adding the van driver was arrested from the spot.

Police said the cyclist lived in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar. He was returning home when the mishap took place. Singh is survived by his wife and three children – two sons and a daughter. While his elder son is a security guard, the other son is a Class 10 student. Singh’s daughter is married and his wife is a homemaker, the police said.

In another accident, two policemen were injured when a mini truck hit a police patrolling van in northeast Delhi’s Harsh Vihar on Friday night. The truck driver,Tinku,28, was also injured as the vehicle crashed into a boundary wall after hitting the police van.

All three were taken to a nearby hospital from where they were discharged after treatment. The injured policemen were identified as assistant sub-inspector Bohri Lal,55, and Constable Vikar,31.

A case rash and negligent driving causing injuries was registered and Tinku was arrested.

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