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Siblings dead, grandfather hospitalised after speeding cluster bus mows them down

In a tragic incident, while a 55-year-old man was on his way to drop his two grandchildren to their school, all three of them were mowed down by an orange color cluster bus in South Delhi’s Saket area on Wednesday. The two siblings were crushed to death while their grandfather is battling for life.

According to police, the accident took place at around 7.30 am when Bhagwan Paswan (50) was going towards an MCD school in Saket’s B-Block. His two grandchildren, identified as Rishika, five-and-a-half-year-old and Sailesh (7), were in their school uniform. All three of them were crossing the road and in the mid-way they were crushed by the speeding cluster bus.

The errant driver who has been identified but name not disclosed, escaped from the crime scene, leaving behind the bus at the spot. One of the passenger made a call to the police control room at around 7.45 am and when the team reached the spot, the trio were rushed to the hospital where the siblings — Rishika and Sailesh — were declared brought dead. However, Bhagwan Paswan was reciprocating.

“Till Wednesday night, the condition of Bhagwan Paswan was critical and is admitted in the ICU. 
Meanwhile, the condition of the children’s parents too is not good. The duo has been shattered after loosing their children in the accident,” said a senior police official in South district.

A case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the driver at Saket police station. Raids are being conducted to trace the whereabouts of the accused person, who is absconding from his house as well.

The father of the deceased siblings used to work as a labourer at construction sites in the city and they used to live in a village near B-block in Saket.
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