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Man killed by speeding truck in Punjabi Bagh


Press Trust of India New Delhi
A 30-year-old man was mowed down by a speeding truck in West Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area, police said on Friday.
The truck driver was arrested and the vehicle seized, they added.
The deceased, Hemant Kumar, was a resident of Raghuvir Nagar, the police said.
According to the police, they were informed about the incident at around 3 pm on Thursday. Kumar, who used to work in an app-based e-commerce firm, was going for an appointment when the incident took place, the police said.
The incident took place on the Punjabi Bagh Club road, a senior police officer said, adding that Kumar was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
During investigation, it was found that the truck was being driven recklessly and after hitting Kumar's two-wheeler, the driver sped away, the police said.
Kumar's body was shifted to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and subsequently, handed over to the family members after the post-mortem, they said.
The accused truck driver was identified as Jitender Singh, a resident of Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh.
A case of rash and negligent driving causing death has been registered, the police said.

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First Published: Nov 29 2019 | 10:10 PM IST

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