Two die after SUV rams auto in south Delhi
NEW DELHI: An autorickshaw driver and a 35-year-old man were killed after a Land Cruiser rammed an autorickshaw in which they were travelling on Sunday morning in south...
- Rahul Chugh
- Nov 11, 2020
NEW DELHI: An autorickshaw driver and a 35-year-old man were killed after a Land Cruiser rammed an autorickshaw in which they were travelling on Sunday morning in south Delhi’s Chirag Dilli. Another man who was in the auto was critically injured and was undergoing treatment. Police have arrested the car driver, a local property dealer.
The autorickshaw driver who died was identified as Vinod Kumar, a Jasola resident. He was ferrying two passengers, 35-year-old Pankaj Kumar and Arun Sahu, 43, both labourers, when the accident took place. Pankaj died on Monday morning during treatment, while Sahu was still under observation. Police found that the autorickshaw was being driven on the wrong carriageway.
According to police, a call regarding the accident at BRT Road was received at Greater Kailash police station on Sunday morning. At the spot, a Land Cruiser Prado and an autorickshaw were found damaged. The SUV driver and the three injured were found on the spot. The auto driver and Pankaj Kumar were rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre where the driver was declared dead while Kumar was admitted for treatment. Sahu was sent to Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute in Sheikh Sarai.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (south) Parvinder Singh said, on Monday, Pankaj also succumbed to his injuries. Families of all the three were informed and the bodies of Vinod and Pankaj were sent for a postmortem examination, he added.
Singh said, “A case of rash driving and causing death due to negligence was registered. The driver of the SUV, 51-year-old Surender Sahlot who is a resident of Fatehpur Beri, was arrested.”
During investigation, police found that Sahlot was going to meet someone and was driving the SUV himself. He was not found to be drunk.
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