3 killed as canter rams crowd gathered to settle road rage
New Delhi: A speeding canter crushed three persons to death at the Dharampura red light in the Shastri Park area on Sunday night.
The canter driver couldn't slow down despite seeing a crowd gathered at the Dharampura red light.
According to the sources, the crowd has gathered to settle the road rage between the owners of the two vehicles, a TSR and a swift car involved in a minor accident.
However, as they tried to settle the dispute on the road which also caused some traffic to halt and also attracted some onlookers, the canter which was coming in high speed on the road couldn't control the vehicle and overrun at least five people.
In this tragic accident, three persons succumbed to injuries and two are admitted in the hospital in a serious condition.
Sources said that the crowd did not get the reaction time to move away from the speeding canter as they were too involved in seeing the TSR and swift car minor accident. As the crowd swelled and occupied the road, the speeding canter hit them in high speed.
The incident was reported at around 12:15 am on Sunday night. Soon, a passerby informed the police and a team from adjoining Shastri park metro station reached the spot and found that at least five people seriously injured on the accident site, the Dharampura red light in North East Delhi.
The police then secured the area and rushed the injured to the hospital.
The Canter was seized too. "The three men killed in the accident have been identified as Chander, a 53-year-old man from New Seelampur, Zahid Hussain, a 40-year-old man from Shastri park and Jamil Ahmed, another 45-year-old from Shastri Park.
A case under relevant sections has been registered against the accused driver of the canter, identified as Manohar Lal, has been arrested immediately," said DCP North East, Atul Thakur.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and the families have been informed. The injured have been admitted in the hospital and their condition is being monitored.