Three minor boys killed in separate road mishaps in Delhi
NEW DELHI: The festive season turned fatal for three children, who died in separate accidents in the Capital.
A 14-year-old boy was killed and his two friends sustained critical injuries when the scooty they were travelling in rammed into a parked bus in East Delhi's Mandawali on Saturday night.
Tushar was steering the vehicle, with Babloo sitting at the back and Rohan sandwiched between the two.
The three friends were going home after from a fair, when Tushar reportedly failed to notice a parked cluster bus near a milk booth, lost control of the scooty and rammed into the bus' rear.
Rohan was killed on the spot while Tushar and Babloo, both 14, are undergoing treatment at GTB Hospital.
Police said that in addition to riding triples, none of the three boys were wearing helmets.
A senior police official said they are probing where the boys got the scooty from, as the vehicle was reduced to a mangled heap and its number plate was not clear.
The driver of the bus is yet to be located.
In another incident, a seven-year-old boy came under a car in north west Delhi's Shalimar Bagh.
The victim, identified as Dev, was returning home on Saturday evening with his family after watching 'Raavan Dahan', when he was hit by a car and crushed under its wheels near Club Road area. Cops arrested the driver from the spot.
In the third incident, a two-year-old boy was allegedly mowed down by a speeding car in north west Delhi's Maurya Enclave on Saturday evening.
The victim, Aham, had gone out to buy ice-cream with his father. On their way home, barely a few metres away, a white car ran over the boy, killing him on the spot. The driver was soon arrested by police.