Two killed as speeding tempo hits stationary DTC bus

Pierre Vaugeois
Août 12, 2017

The victims were mechanics and DTC staffers who were engaged in repairing the broken-down green low-floor bus parked by the roadside in Madhuban Chowk in Rohini.

More workers were then called in to fix the bus, including Pramod's friend Sunil Kumar, a driver with the DTC. Driver Pramod Kumar and conductor Sumit got down and found the bus had developed a major snag.Pramod called the DTC engineers, who sent three mechanics, Sukhpreet Singh, Mohammad Abrar and Ananda Nandi, to fix the vehicle.

The tempo driver, Karan Singh was arrested by the Rani Bagh police personnel. It was then that a motorcyclist hit Mr Sumit, fracturing his hand, the police said.

Sunil then took up the task of diverting traffic while Pramod assisted mechanics in the fix work.

Around 12.30 AM, a speeding mini truck rammed into the bus, injuring Sunil and Pramod severely. "The mechanic took the biker and Sumit to a hospital", a senior police officer said. "We are probing if he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident", the DCP said. A senior DTC official said an enquiry will be conducted into the accident.

The session also saw BJP MLAs Vijender Gupta, Manjinder Singh Sirsa and sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra, who raised the issue of Kejriwal's absence, being marshalled out.

North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal visited the accident site in Rohini and demanded a compensation of Rs. 1 crore each to the kin of the deceased.

Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot met the families of the victims and those injured.

Police said the eight DTC employees, including several mechanics, were repairing the DTC bus - which plied on route number 982 from Seemapuri to Sultanpuri area - at Madhuban Chowk in Rohini area late on Thursday night when the accident occurred.

He said that Rs 1 crore should be given as compensation to families of both the drivers and one person from each family should be given a government job.

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