Delhi: 18-yr-old man killed after dumper truck hits his scooter, drags it for 9 km

A passerby, Bhagat Singh, saw the men hanging on to the dumper. He said, “I called up police and told them about the incident.

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Updated: April 6, 2016 7:54 am
lajpat nagar boy killed The truck dragged Fawad Ahmad from Lajpat Nagar to Aurobindo College in Malviya Nagar, said police. Express

An 18-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a speeding dumper in Lajpat Nagar and dragged along with his Scooty for nearly 9 km till Aurobindo College, even as police gave chase. All this while, the man’s two friends — who were with him on the Scooty — were hanging on to the side of the truck screaming for help.

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Police said the accused, Abdul Gaffur (32) and Saikulliya (23), were arrested from the spot. They were produced before a Delhi court, which sent them to 14-days’ judicial custody. One of the accused is allegedly arrested in a sand mining case in Haryana, said an officer.

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According to police, the boy was identified as Fawad Ahmad. He worked as a waiter.

The incident took place in the intervening hours of Monday and Tuesday, said police

“At about 2 am, Ahmad was on his way to drop two of his friends, Gaurav and Shivam, on his Scooty when the dumper hit them. Both the Scooty and Ahmad got stuck below the truck. Meanwhile, his two friends managed to jump on to the dumper and hold on to the driver’s side. Even as they screamed for the driver to stop, he accelerated and sped away,” said a police officer.

A passerby, Bhagat Singh, saw the men hanging on to the dumper. He said, “I called up police and told them about the incident. I drove behind the dumper. The vehicle was finally intercepted at a police picket near Aurobindo College. By then, the man who was stuck in the front side of dumper appeared to be dead. Some of his body parts were scattered on the road,” he said.

Police said they received a PCR call from Singh at 2.21 am. Two police personnel from Lajpat Nagar police station, sub-inspector Amit Bhati and Constable Sudhir Sharma, managed to track down the dumper and began chasing it. At August Kranti Marg, a PCR van, which also received a call, started to give chase along with Singh and the two policemen.

Meanwhile, police said the driver’s helper started to hit the two men with an iron rod to dislodge them from the side of the vehicle. The accused managed to dump the two at August Kranti Marg.

Within 15 minutes, more PCR vans from south and southeast district joined the chase. Police finally intercepted the dumper at a police picket in Sarvodaya Enclave.

“Ahmad was immediately taken to nearby hospital, where he succumbed to injuries. Local police was not able to trace his friends. Police will record their statement once they have been found,” said a police officer.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) M S Randhawa confirmed the incident and the arrests. “Ahmad was dragged for nearly 9 km by the dumper, along with his Scooty and his friends,” he said.




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  1. Sundar BN
    Apr 6, 2016 at 4:39 am
    Grotesque. This is where stoning to death as a punishment seems appropriate.
    1. D
      Apr 6, 2016 at 1:34 am
      Henious! Both driver and cleaner shouldn't get the usual accident related charges instead be slapped with culpable homicide amounting to murder. Lets hope and pray for survival and safety of remaining 2 innocents.
      1. M
        Manu USA
        Apr 6, 2016 at 5:05 am
        This is horrible.. It's absolutely crying moment for everyone. How come he is driving at all. Was he sleeping or something. lt;br/gt;I m so sorry for the parents n the young one himself. I wish, something could have stopped this kind of horrible death of innocent. I doubt there is God, who wrote so much painful death. If it's God, then he is worst than dog.
        1. N
          Apr 6, 2016 at 1:11 am
          Modi shud resign...
          1. P
            Apr 6, 2016 at 4:02 am
            Why not? When Modi can take credit for Mangalyan, Adhaar why not this?
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