Driver drunk, DTC bus mows down 2
A 14-year-old girl and her 54-year-old grandmother were mowed down by a speeding DTC bus with a drunk driver at the wheel in central Delhi’s Kamla Market on Sunday.delhi Updated: Dec 19, 2011 00:26 IST
A 14-year-old girl and her 54-year-old grandmother were mowed down by a speeding DTC bus with a drunk driver at the wheel in central Delhi’s Kamla Market on Sunday.
The accident took place on Asaf Ali Road at around 11.45 am.
Alice Bharti, a Class 9 student from Paharganj, and her grandmother Krishna Bharti died on the spot after being hit from the rear and then crushed under the wheels of the Delhi Transport Corporation bus.
Bharti’s 10-year-old cousin, Muskan, escaped with minor injuries. Her father, Rakesh, was also with them but was saved as he was further away, looking for a rickshaw.
The police arrested the driver, Amar Singh — who they said was inebriated and speeding — and registered a case of rash driving and causing death by negligence against him. The bus was impounded.
Angry locals and relatives of the victims blocked the road for half an hour and tried to damage the bus and assault the driver. But the police managed to prevent the situation from getting more charged.
Krishna’s husband, Raju, said, “The person driving the bus under the influence of liquor was not the actual driver.”
However, the police refuted this, saying the driver himself was behind the wheel.
First Published: Dec 19, 2011 00:22 IST