11-yr-old mowed down by tractor,protesters seek action against driver

An 11-year-old boy was crushed to death allegedly by a tractor in Southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area on Monday afternoon.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 3, 2013 1:48 am

An 11-year-old boy was crushed to death allegedly by a tractor in Southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area on Monday afternoon. Following the accident,more than 200 persons gathered in the area demanding strict action against the errant driver.

According to police,Vikas was on his way back from school when the tractor ran him over.

“The driver of the tractor took a sharp cut and lost control over the vehicle. Unable to brake,he ran over the child,” police said.

The driver,however,did not flee the spot,and with the help of a police constable in the area,rushed the boy to AIIMS Trauma Centre. “The child had lost a lot of blood and was declared brought dead. We sent the body for a post-mortem examination and the driver was arrested. A case of rash and negligent driving causing death was registered against him,” a senior police officer said.

A few hours after the incident,around 200 people gathered at the spot demanding strict action against the driver. The protesters started shouting slogans against police and some even turned violent.

More personnel had to called in to bring the situation under control as more and more people kept joining the protest.

“The protesters started pelting stones at our officers and damaged police vehicles. Some of our staff members sustained minor injuries. More than three teams were deployed to bring the situation under control,” a senior officer said.

Protesters alleged that police resorted to lathicharge,which is why they turned violent to protect themselves. Police,however,denied the allegation.

Nine persons were arrested a case of rioting and obstructing public servant on duty was also registered at Sangam Vihar police station. Police said they were yet to identify those who encouraged the protesters to turn violent.

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