Blueline claims 10-year-old’s life
A 10-year-old boy is killed and four others are injured in two separate Blueline accidents in west Delhi in the past 24 hours.Updated: May 16, 2008, 00:23 IST
A 10-year-old boy was killed and four were injured in two separate Blueline accidents in west Delhi in the past 24 hours.
The first incident was reported on Thursday morning when Nitin Kumar was crushed to death between two Blueline buses at Uttam Nagar terminal. Nitin became the 28th person to be killed by a Blueline bus this year.
Nitin was a student of Class V at a government school and his father, Ramesh Kumar, works as a bookbinder. The family resides on Pankha Road.
The police said Nitin was standing on the rear footboard of the bus when the other one came speeding from behind and he was crushed between them. He was rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
The police said Nitin had gone to Sagarpur with his mother and was returning home when the mishap occurred. The bus driver and the conductor fled from the spot after the incident. The bus was plying between Anand Vihar and Uttam Nagar. “The victim was trying to get off the bus when another Blueline hit him from behind. His head was crushed,” said a police officer.
The police have registered a case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving and both the buses have been impounded.
In another incident, four persons were injured when a Blueline bus went on a rampage in Janakpuri in west Delhi. The police said the bus first rammed into a scooter, and then went over a motorcycle and a rickshaw. The police said three of them were critically injured. The driver of the bus, Mahavir Singh, was arrested after residents caught hold of him and beat him.