New Delhi: Two persons, including a police constable, were killed and as many injured when a truck rammed a police barricade and hit three cars in R K Puram area of south Delhi, in the wee hours on Thursday.
The incident occurred at 12.50 am near R K Khanna stadium as the truck, loaded with cables, approaching from Africa Avenue did not stop at the barricade raised by R K Puram Police Station staff for checking vehicles, police said.
It first hit a car, then ran over a police constable, Dipak (36), and also hit a car he had stopped for checking papers, killing one of its three occupants, a senior officer said. The truck driver, however, did not stop the vehicle and sped away towards Vasant Vihar, hitting another car and damaging it badly near Hyatt hotel on Ring Road. He then fled leaving behind the truck, which was confiscated, police said.
The cleaner of the truck, identified as Rahul, was arrested, and hunt is on to nab the driver, Ram Kishan, a resident of Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh, the officer said, adding the truck was going to Narayana from Faridabad in Haryana.
Besides the constable, the other victim was identified as Santosh Borah (32), a native of Assam. Two other occupants of the car, A Sura (31) from Mizoram and Esther Pongen (21) from Nagaland, who were injured in the accident were taken to a hospital and were discharged after treatment, he said. Dipak, who hailed from Panipat in Haryana, had joined Delhi Police in the year 2000 on compassionate ground following the on-duty death of his father, who also served in the force. He is survived by his wife, 15-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son who live at Palam Gaon.