A seven-year-old boy and his father died on Sunday morning after a speeding car hit them in Anand Vihar,East Delhi. Three other members of their family,including the boys mother,are undergoing treatment at a hospital.
According to police,Ajay Sathi (7) and his father Rishipal Sathi (30) were hit by a speeding Alto around 8 am. While Ajay died on the spot,his father passed away during treatment. The other victims have been identified as Saloni (7),Chhoti (4) and their mother Priyamvati.
The Alto cars driver,Narendra Kumar who is a resident of Harsh Vihar,has been arrested.
The incident took place outside the gate of the Anand Vihar inter-state bus terminal. The family had come to the Capital from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh and were going to their relatives place in Ghaziabad, a senior police officer said.
Eyewitnesses reportedly told police that the family had got off a bus at the terminal and were looking for transport to go to Ghaziabad. As they were crossing the road outside the terminal,the Alto car came at a high speed and hit them. The car was going from Ghazipur to Dilshad Garden.
Police said the passersby nabbed the Alto driver; one of them alerted the police. The Sathi family was rushed to Lal Bahadur Shashtri Hospital,where Ajay was declared dead. Hospital sources said he died of excessive bleeding and head injuries.
The other injured members were later referred to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.
The boys father,too,succumbed to injuries in the evening. Ajays mother and two sisters are under observation, police said.
The driver has been arrested and a case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving has been registered under against him. The relatives of the victims have been informed,and the bodies will be handed over to them after post-mortem examination is conducted, a senior police officer said.