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Noida: Man travelling in auto dies after collision with car near NRI Gate

Kumar, who was injured, was rushed to Yatharth Hospital by passersby but was declared brought dead, the police said.

noida Updated: Oct 28, 2017 21:43 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
Noida,NRI Gate,Yatharth hospital
The auto in which the man was travelling.

A 25-year-old man died when the autorickshaw he was travelling in collided with a four-wheeler near NRI Gate in Dankaur, off the Yamuna Expressway, on Saturday morning.

The deceased was identified as Sachin Kumar, who lived in Bhata village in Dankaur. Kumar was travelling in an autorickshaw towards Kasna in Greater Noida around 7.30am when a Maruti Ertiga coming from the opposite side hit the three-wheeler at the NRI Gate.

Kumar, the police said, sustained injuries to the head and multiple fractures in his body while the drivers of both vehicles – the autorickshaw and the car— fled the spot after the incident.

Kumar, who was injured, was rushed to Yatharth Hospital by passersby but was declared brought dead, the police said.

“It is a service road (where the incident took place), one side of which is blocked. The car hit the autorickshaw head-on and Kumar was thrown out of the auto due to the impact of the collision,” said sub-inspector Jitender Singh, the investigating officer.

The police said that Kumar, a construction worker, was on his way to work when the incident took place.

Singh said that a case under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered the driver of the Ertiga car at Dankaur police station.

“The car has been named in the FIR and we have informed the owner of the car about the incident. The case was registered after we received a complaint from Ompal, the father of the deceased,” Singh said.

The body was sent for a post-mortem examination, while the car and autorickshaw have been taken to the police station.

The spot where the incident took place is metres away from the spot where students of Galgotias University died recently. On October 8, four students of Galgotias University died and six students were injured when the multi-utility vehicle they were travelling in went out of control after a front wheel burst on the stretch.

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 21:43 IST