A girl was killed and her cousin injured after being run over by a Delhi Jal Board water tanker in west Delhi's Janakpuri today. The accident happened when the two girls were going to school, the police said.
The incident occurred in front of Mata Chanan Devi Hospital. 46-year-old Dharmender, the driver of the water tanker, was arrested, they confirmed.
The Delhi Jal Board water tanker was being driven from Bindapur at a very high speed and while taking a u-turn at the Janakpuri trafic signal, it ran over the two girls who were crossing the road on way to school, the police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Vijay Kumar said the injured girls were taken to Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, where Nagma, 15, was declared 'brought dead', while her cousin Samreen, 13, is undergoing treatment.
The officer said witnesses told police the accused was driving the vehicle in a rash manner and was speeding at the time of the incident.
According to Delhi police data, 930 accidents were reported in the city till August 15, while 898 accidents were reported during the same period last year.
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