Four killed in separate Gurgaon accidents

Cases were registered regarding the two incidents under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Farukhnagar and Sohna police stations.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Published:November 23, 2016 4:12 am
Safety first: A road safety volunteer helps school students cross the road near Rajghat on Tuesday. (Source: PTI) Safety first: A road safety volunteer helps school students cross the road near Rajghat on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

Four persons were killed in three road accidents in Gurgaon on Monday, said police Tuesday.

While Mukesh, 25, a resident of Muhammadpur village, died after his motorcycle was mowed down by a truck on Jhajjar road around 12.30pm, Chirag, 33, a resident of Bhondsi, died after his motorcycle collided with a Toyota near GD Goenka School in Sohna at 9 am. Although the driver of the truck that killed Mukesh abandoned his vehicle and fled, police tracked him down on Tuesday morning.

In another accident, around 1 am on Monday, a six-year-old boy, Pankaj, who hailed from Rajasthan, died after the bus he was travelling in collided with a truck near Binola village on National Highway-8 (NH-8). The conductor of the bus, Lal Chand, 35, also died in the accident in which five others were injured.

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“The child and conductor died on the spot, while the injured were rushed to Civil Hospital. Three of them are recovering and the other two are now stable and have been transferred to private hospitals in Gurgaon by their families,” said Ajay Kumar, station house officer of Bilaspur police station.

ASI Satish Kumar, the investigating officer in the truck-motorcycle collision, said, “The owner of the vehicle himself led us to the driver, who has been identified as Irrfan, a resident of Mathura.”

SI Tarachand, the investigating officer in the Sohna mishap, said, “The driver of the Toyota escaped but bystanders noted down the number plate and we have tracked down the owner. Further investigations should reveal who was behind the wheel.”

Cases were registered regarding the two incidents under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Farukhnagar and Sohna police stations.

“The driver of the truck abandoned the vehicle and fled the spot. We have seized the vehicle and are trying to track down its owner through the number plate,” said Kumar.