5 dead, 4 injured as dumper rams into SUV on NH-24
Tragedy struck at Delhi's NH-24 when five members of a family were killed while four others were injured, including children, when a dumper rammed into an Innova car in the wee hours on Wednesday near Kalyanpuri.
Around 3 am, as the car reached NH-24, a dumper coming from the other side of the road broke the divider and rammed into the car. The impact of the accident was so severe that the car turned turtle and was mangled beyond recognition, police said.
The police have formed several teams to arrest the driver of the dumper, who is still absconding.
The family had travelled from Meerut and received two of their relatives from Delhi's IGI Airport, who had returned from Iran.
Police personnel who reached the spot had to work hard to extricate the bodies from the car's remains.
The deceased were identified as Qamar Abbas Zaidi (55), his wife Anjum Zaidi (50), and their two children Azhar Abbas and Juhi Abbas, aged 18 and 14 years respectively, and the driver of the car Merajuddin (36).
All five persons in the car, who were residents of Meerut, died on the spot.
Among the four injured were 35-year-old Anjum Fatima and her 13-year-old son Ali Mohammad Zaidi, both of whom had returned from Tehran, Iran. The two were on their way to Meerut to spend time with their family after four years.
Anjum Fatima's husband Kalbe Abbas is a Shia scholar in Tehran. Two other minors, Abbas Mehdi Zaidi (16) and Lamha Zaidi (7), also sustained injuries.
All four injured are admitted at GTB Hospital, where Anjum Fatima's condition is said to be critical.
"My brother-in-law Qamar Abbas booked an Innova to receive his sister-in-law Anjum Fatima from IGI airport. We never thought death would be waiting for them in Delhi," said Ansar Zaidi, Anjum Zaidi's brother.
"We are ruined. My home will never be the same. I lost my sister and her children in the accident. How will I live without them," said Shabbo Zaidi, Ansar's sister.
"We have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder (Section 304 IPC) against the driver of the dumper. The dumper rammed into the car breaking the barrier from the other side," Said Joint CP, Eastern Range, Ravinder Yadav.