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1 killed, 2 injured as BSF bus hits scooter

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Bus driver arrested; case registered

A 28-year-old woman was killed while her husband and minor daughter sustained injuries on Wednesday after a speeding Border Security Force (BSF) staff bus hit their scooter on Lodhi flyover, the police said on Wednesday.

The police were informed about the incident around 11 a.m. Zamil Alam (40), a resident of Madangiri, his wife Nelofer and seven-year-old daughter Khushi were taken to a hospital, where Nelofer was declared brought dead, a senior police officer said.

During inquiry, it was found that they were going to Kalavati Hospital in Connaught Place for the treatment of their daughter.

The bus, which was on its way to Pragati Maidan to drop BSF staff from Tigri, allegedly hit the victim’s scooter from behind on the flyover.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC has been registered at Hazarat Nizamuddin police station, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said.

The accused bus driver, identified as Ramesh Chander Sharma, was arrested, he said.

The police said that Zamil is a hawker at Madangir. The couple used to frequently visit the hospital as their daughter was getting fits for the past two years.

Zamil’s neighbour Ashraf Ali (54) said, “I was informed about the incident around 10 a.m. on Wednesday. A BSF vehicle hit their scooter while they were on the way to Kalavati Hospital for the treatment of their daughter.”

Zamil sustained some minor injuries and is currently out of danger, while his daughter, who has been admitted at Safdarjung Hospital, is critical.

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