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Man travelling atop truck mowed down


Press Trust of India New Delhi
A 36-year-old man was allegedly mowed down by a truck in east Delhi's Vinod Nagar area, police said Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Raqeeb, a resident of Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, they said.
According to the police, Raqeeb was travelling on the roof of the truck which was going to Kashmir from Ghazipur Mandi.
At about 2 am on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, the speeding truck suddenly applied breaks when it reached NH24 near east Vinod Nagar, they said.
Raqeeb, who was sitting on the top of the truck, lost his balance and fell. His head was crushed by the moving truck and died on the spot, said Khadin Hussain, brother of the deceased.
The truck driver was nabbed by the brother of the deceased who was also travelling in the same truck, a senior police officer said.
The accused was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Bhatt, a resident of Sopore district in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 11:55 PM IST

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