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Two killed in separate hit-­and-­run cases within the span of an hour in Gurugram

A 21-year-old security guard died after a truck allegedly hit him on Patuadi road, and a 78-year-old pedestrian was killed after being allegedly hit by a speeding vehicle on Garhi Harsaru road in Gurugram on Friday.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 18, 2018 09:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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Gururgram witnessed two hit-and-run cases within the span of an hour. (Yogendra Kumar/HT File Photo)

Two hit-and-run cases were reported in Gurugram within the span of an hour.

A 21-year-old security guard died after a truck allegedly hit him near Yadav Dharm Kanta on Pataudi road around 7pm on Friday.

According to the investigating officer, ASI Krishan Chander, the deceased, Ombir Singh, a native of Meoka village, was on way home when a truck allegedly hit his bike in the middle of the road.

“The victim worked as a guard at a private security company in Gurugram and was returning to his village when the incident occurred. Some passersby rushed him to a nearby hospital in Hayatpur village. From there, he was referred to a charitable hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” ASI Chander said.

The investigating officer said that the truck had a Haryana registration number. “No CCTV cameras were in the vicinity of the spot. The driver fled after the incident. We will soon track him down,” he said.

A case was registered against the unidentified driver under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 283 (danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation) and 304 A (causing death by negligence) of IPC at Sector 10 police station.

In another incident, a 78-year-old pedestrian was killed after being allegedly hit by a speeding vehicle on Garhi Harsaru road on Friday evening.

Police said that the deceased, Ramkla, was a resident of New colony, Garhi Harsaru and was taking a stroll when a vehicle hit him around 8pm.

ASI Krishan Chander said that the victim was rushed to Chiranjiv Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.

A case has been registered against the driver at the Sector 10 police station under sections 279 and 304 A of the IPC.

In the last two days, at least five cases of rash driving have been reported in DLF Phase-1, Udyog Vihar and Manesar.

On June 1, barely four hours after joining a new job at an autotech firm in the city, a 37-year old man, a Jharkhand native, had died after a speeding pick up car allegedly hit him in Sector 35 Begumpur Khatola. On the same evening, an employee of a Gurugram-based real estate company was killed after a truck allegedly hit his Royal Enfield bike on Dwarka Expressway.

First Published: Jun 18, 2018 09:52 IST