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City roads claim four lives in a day

Four people, including a five-year-old child, were killed in four separate road mishaps in the capital on Friday.

In the first incident, a 28-year-old youth was crushed to death by a Delhi police bus on Friday afternoon in Usmanpur area, police said. The deceased, identified as Ranjeet Mishra, resident of Bhajanpura, met with the accident at around 2 pm. At the time of the incident he was heading somewhere on a bike with his brother, Neeraj Mishra.

Both were rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur hospital where Ranjeet was declared brought dead, while Neeraj is undergoing treatment. While victim's family alleged that the police bus hit the bike and crushed Ranjeet, the police denied the allegation saying that the deceased, who was riding the bike, lost his balance and hit the bus that led to his death. According to a  police official, investigations are on.

In the second incident, five-year-old Gautam, resident of block B in Harsh Vihar, died after being hit by a speeding tractor near his house. He was walking beside the road with his father Joginder when he met with the accident. The accident took place at around 2.30 pm. The police has registered the case against tractor driver, Rakesh, and has arrested him on the spot. Joginder alleged that his son was dragged under the vehicle for around 10 metres. 'His body was later taken to GTB Hospital after a forensic team inspected the spot,' said a police officer.

In the third incident, a 30-year-old man was killed when he was hit by an unidentified speeding vehicle in northeast Delhi's Seelampur. According to a senior police official, a passerby had reported the matter after seeing the victim lying in a pool of blood at around 12.30 pm.

'The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Aarif, a resident of Shastri Park. His body was found near Old Yamuna Bridge,' the official said.

As the driver fled from the spot with the vehicle, police have launched a manhunt to identify and nab him. 'Aarif’s body has been preserved for post-mortem at GTB Hospital,' an official said.

In the fourth incident, a 70-year-old ex-serviceman was killed when his motorcycle was hit by an unidentified vehicle in Outer Delhi's Kanjhawala area.

Dhulichand Ram was returning from a funeral in Haryana when he met with the accident at around 6 am.

Dhulichand was thrown off the vehicle on impact. He was taken to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Mangolpuri, where he was declared brought dead upon arrival. He is survived by a family of nine.
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