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Delhi truck driver hits cab, bike, flees after looking at two bleeding victims

The truck driver first hit an Uber cab and then ran over a bike with two riders in south Delhi. The Uber driver escaped with minor injuries while the bikers were killed in the accident.

delhi Updated: Aug 14, 2017 13:00 IST
Shiv Sunny
Shiv Sunny
Hindustan Times
Delhi news,Delhi roads,Delhi crime
(HT FILE (For representation only))

After hitting a motorcycle in south Delhi’s Chhatarpur Extension on Sunday night, a truck driver got off his vehicle and took a closer look at the accident victims - the body of one of whom was cut in three pieces and the other victim was writhing in pain - before walking away from the spot.

While one of the bikers died on the spot, the other succumbed to his injuries during treatment. The men, Umesh Sharma and Sanjay Singh, worked in the hospitality sector in the city and lived together in south Delhi’s Sultanpur, said police. While Umesh, 25, was a chef at a hotel in Nehru Place, 26-year-old Sanjay was a food supervisor at a banquet hall in Kapashera.

They were riding a motorcycle while returning from work around 11.15 pm on Sunday when the accident happened in front of Nanda Medical Centre in Chhatarpur. The truck first hit an Uber cab that was ferrying passengers from Saket to Chhatarpur.

“I was driving through a traffic junction when the truck suddenly appeared out of nowhere and rammed my cab,” said Shameem, the cab driver. Even as Shameem was thrown off his seat, injuring his waist, the truck went on to hit a motorcycle which the two victims were riding. The two men were dragged for over 40 metres before the truck came to a stop.

As Shameem came out of his car to assess the damage to the car, the truck driver also got off his vehicle and walked towards the victims. “He took a close look at the two bikers and me before fleeing from the spot, leaving his truck behind. One of the victims was hit so hard that his body had been cut into three pieces while the other was crying with pain,” said Shameem.

A police team soon arrived at the scene and rushed the victims to a nearby hospital. But the effort was not enough to save the lives of the two motorcyclists. The police also found all the three vehicles involved in the accident at the spot itself.

The accused driver has been identified as Ram Nandan Yadav, a resident of Supaul in Bihar. The abandoned truck’s registration number helped the police track and arrest him. He has been booked for causing death by negligence, causing hurt by a dangerous act and rash driving.

First Published: Aug 09, 2017 12:00 IST