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Two teens killed in accident in southwest Delhi

Two teenagers, who were riding a scooter, were killed after coming under the wheels of a tempo in southwest Delhi’s Sagarpur on Thursday afternoon

delhi Updated: Jan 18, 2018 21:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Two teenagers, who were riding a scooter, were killed after coming under the wheels of a tempo in southwest Delhi’s Sagarpur on Thursday afternoon.

Deputy commissioner of police (southwest) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said that the victims, Firoz (17) and Monu (15), were riding on a scooter along with their friend Rohit (17) at the time of the accident. The two-wheeler, which was allegedly speeding, lost balance after coming across a speed-breaker, throwing the trio on the road, Dumbere said. At that time, the tempo, which was coming from the opposite direction, ran over Firoz and Monu, killing them on the spot. Rohit sustained injuries.

“The three boys were on a two-wheeler, which was speeding before hitting a speed-breaker. They lost balance and fell. Meanwhile, a tempo came from another direction and ran over two of them,” said Dumbere.

The accident occurred near Pink Apartment in Nasirpur. The three teens were rushed to a hospital, where Firoz and Monu were declared brought dead. Rohit is undergoing treatment, police said.

“The tempo driver, identified as Ayodhaya, has been apprehended. A case of rash driving and causing death by negligence has been registered at Sagarpur police station,” said Dumbere.

Firoz and Monu were studying in Class 11 and Class 9 respectively. Their parents are labourers. They lived in the same neighbourhood, along with their injured friend Rohit, a Class 11 student.

The three boys had gone to play on a playground near Durga Park around noon. The accident took place on their return journey from the playground around 1pm. Monu was driving the scooter, while the other two were riding pillion, police said.

“Monu’s head got crushed under the tempo. He and his friends were bleeding all over. The tempo driver got out of the tempo and began running away. But the crowd stopped him,” said Sandeep Kumar, an acquaintance of victim Monu.

Monu’s father Subhash said he was at work when the accident took place. A neighbour came to him and informed that his son has been taken to a hospital.

“I do not know where he was going. I had left for work in the morning as usual. A neighbour’s son informed me in the afternoon. I did not know how serious it was until I went to the hospital and saw that he is dead,” said Subhash.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 21:47 IST