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Out on bike ride when parents were asleep, 14-yr-old mowed down

Out on bike ride when parents were asleep, 14-yr-old mowed down

New Delhi: A 14-year-old riding a motorcycle lost his life after he was hit by another vehicle in Krishna Nagar area of Shahdara district in the wee hours of Sunday.

Police claimed that they are looking for the offending vehicle, there is no concrete information as of now.

The investigating agency further claimed that the boy had taken the bike for a ride after his parents were sleeping.

According to police, the deceased boy has been identified as Divya Sharma, a student of Class VII, who was reportedly fond of riding motorcycles.

"We received a police control room call at around 7.30 am, informing us about the accident. A team was rushed to the spot and the victim was found bleeding profusely. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead on arrival," said Meghna Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdra).

Police said they recovered a the Hero Honda Splendor motorcycle driven by the boy from the spot. The vehicle was registered in the name of the boy's father Amit Sharma, who works in a private company.

"It came to light that the boy had sneaked out of the house with the keys of the bike while his parents were asleep. The parents informed that Divya was fond of riding. To entertain himself that, the boy was learning to ride his father's motorcycle when the accident took place," said Yadav.

Prima facie, it appears that the motorcycle was hit in the rear by a heavier vehicle.

However, cops is still on the lookout for the offending vehicle, as no concrete information has been received yet.

"We have registered a case under Section 304A (causing death by negligence) against the unknown accused. We are also checking the CCTV footage of the area to ascertain the identity of the vehicle," the DCP said.

So far this year, 508 fatal accidents have been reported during the night. Delhi Police data till August, accessed by Millennium Post, claimed that the highest number of the fatal accident was reported from the Outer range (North West and Outer districts), i.e. 134.

From the Western Range, 113 accidents were reported at night.

Meanwhile, in the daytime, around 421 fatal accident cases took place this year. "During the day also, Outer (132) and Western ranges (93) have the highest number of fatal accidents," claims the data.

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