Young man killed by Blueline

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: A young man was killed and a friend of his injured when a Blueline bus hit their motorcycle from behind in Vikaspuri here on Thursday.

The tragic accident took place when Bhavichand alias Kuldeep (21) and his friend Shakeel (21) were on their way to a temple in Najafgarh around 10 a.m. They tried to overtake a cycle-rickshaw when the bus, plying between Uttam Nagar and Malka Ganj, hit them from behind. The two fell on the road and Kuldeep sustained serious head injuries. The two were taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital where Kuldeep was declared brought dead. Shakeel, a hairdresser, injured his leg in the accident.

Bus driver Satish Kumar has been arrested.

Following the accident, some passers-by hurled stones at the bus breaking its windowpanes and tried to set it on fire. But the police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. The locals also blocked the road and shouted slogans.

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