An auto-rickshaw driver was killed after a car, driven by a minor, rammed into the three-wheeler on Kasturba Gandhi Marg early today, the police said. The car was being driven by a 17-year-old boy, who was accompanied by his friends, also minors.
Police said the friends had come to Connaught Place for a spin. The Maruti Ciaz car belonged to the teenager's uncle, who is also likely to be booked for giving his car keys to a minor. According to the police, the teenager jumped a traffic signal and rammed into the auto-rickshaw at a turn between KG Marg and Tolstoy Marg. The three-wheeler driver, Shiv Shankar Mahato, 66, a resident of Mata Sundri Road, was thrown several metres in the air as a result of the collision and died on the spot. A passerby informed the police about the accident at around 6 am. The teenagers were also injured. The minor driver sustained head injuries and was taken to a hospital. Further investigations are underway.
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