Two doctors killed after scooty collides with wrongly parked truck
NEW DELHI: Two men, later identified as doctors of a Delhi hospital, died late Thursday night after the scooty they were travelling in collided with a truck in Sector-3 of Bawana in north west Delhi.
Rajbeer Singh, a regular commuter in the area, had seen a crowd gathering at the spot where the two men were found lying in a pool of blood, and immediately made a PCR call.
However, they were declared brought dead at the hospital.
Singh told Millennium Post that when he reached the spot, around 15 minutes had passed since the accident.
He saw that the white scooty the victims were on was lying in a mangled condition near the truck.
Police said the deceased were identified as Chief Medical Officer Rajesh Rajput (32) and junior resident Gufran (27), both doctors at Maharishi Valmiki Hospital, and had been living in the hospital's quarters.
A police official said, "Both were in a scooty when they collided with a stationary truck. The truck driver fled the spot."
An official privy to the investigation said that the doctors "were not at fault", as the truck driver had parked the vehicle on the wrong side of the road and did not give any indicator signalling that the truck was parked.
"The rear end of the truck has been damaged. The victims must have lost their balance and rammed into it and killed on impact," said a police official.
The exact sequence of incidents is yet to be established.
Meanwhile, some sources claimed that the victims either did not see the truck wrongly parked truck while driving at night.
Police said that Rajesh had got married around one year ago, while Gufran was a bachelor.
Friends of the victims said that the two were good friends had would never quarrel or argue with anyone.
Rajput, who did his MBBS from Russia, had been working at the hospital for the last three years, while Gufran had joined a week ago.
Cops are now on the lookout for the driver of the truck and have traced its owner.