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Freak accident kills boy

In a shocking incident on Wednesday, a Class X student died after his head hit an electric pole when he was looking outside from his school bus window in the Punjabi Bagh area of west Delhi. The deceased has been identified as Jaskiran, 16, who lived with his parents in Raja Park in the Rani Bagh area.

According to a senior police official, the incident took place outside Hansraj Model School in the same area, where Jaskiran boarded a school bus to return home at around 2.40 pm on Wednesday.
'The bus was parked outside the Punjabi Bagh school and Jaskiran was sitting on the last row. Initial probe has revealed that his head was protruding outside the bus window, as he wanted to buy ice-cream when the vehicle suddenly began to move,' the official said.

It is believed that Jaskiran did not realise that there was an electric pole nearby. 'His head hit the pole and he began to bleed profusely. It is alleged that the bus driver did not stop the vehicle when the incident took place,' the official said.

Eyewitness claim that half of Jaskiran’s body was hanging outside the window, when people raised an alarm. The driver stopped the vehicle around 100 metres away from the pole. 'After this we immediately rushed the boy to Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead,' said an eyewitness Suresh.

'He is said to have died due to head injuries and excessive bleeding,' the police official said. His body will be handed over to family after post-mortem is conducted in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon.

The driver of the school bus Raju was overpowered by locals and handed over to the police after he tried to flee from the spot. The helper of the bus, Suresh, however, defended Raju and claimed that the vehicle was immediately stopped as soon as the incident took place.

'A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304A [causing death by negligence]?of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the bus driver Raju at the Punjabi Bagh Police Station,' said a police officer.
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