An overloaded truck on Saturday mowed down a Class 12 boy, following which fellow students beat up the driver and set the truck and two government buses on fire, police said. The deceased has been identified as 17-year-old Pushkar Yadav.
Superintendent of Police Abhishek Yadav said the incident took place in the Mohammadabad Gohna area around 11 am. Flying into a rage, Yadav’s fellow students thrashed the truck driver and set the vehicle ablaze. They also torched two government buses, he said.
Based on a complaint filed by the youth’s family, a case has been registered in connection with the incident and the truck driver arrested, the SP said.
A few unidentified students have also been booked for damaging public property, the police said.