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6-yr-old killed, father critically injured in Gzb road accident

Ghaziabad: In a tragic road mishap, a six-year-old boy was killed while his father was critically injured after a Uttar Pradesh roadways bus hit their scooter in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad on Tuesday afternoon. Cops said that the father and son duo were going to their relative's house in Muradnagar.

According to police, the incident occurred around 12 pm at Delhi-Meerut highway.

The victims were identified as six years old Sandik Raghav and his father Sumit, natives of Govindpuram area in Ghaziabad.

"A passerby conveyed information to police and a team rushed to the spot. The victims were taken to a nearby private hospital where doctors declared Sandik dead while his father is in ICU and doctors have stated him as critical," said Umesh Bahadur Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of Muradnagar police station. The officer further said that the bus driver had fled the spot after incident but was later arrested in evening.

"The bus driver, identified as Mobin, a native of Meerut fled the spot after the incident. Police seized the bus and began searching the accused driver. Later in the evening he was arrested from a hide out in Muradnagar area and he will be produced before the court and will be sent to jail," added Singh.

"Following the incident, an FIR under IPC sections 279 (punishment for rash driving or riding on a public way) and 304A (Causing death by negligence) has been registered against the accused bus driver," Singh said.

An eyewitness said that the bus which was being driven rashly hit victim's scooter while the boy was crushed under the wheel. Cops said that the passengers in the bus sustained minor injuries and they were given first aid.

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