In Delhi, 12-Year-Old Schoolgirl Crushed To Death In Road Accident

12-year-old Ishrat was on her way to school with her brother when the siblings were hit by a speeding vehicle.

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In Delhi, 12-Year-Old Schoolgirl Crushed To Death In Road Accident

The brother-sister duo lived in a slum in Noor Nagar. (Representational)


New Delhi:  A schoolgirl was crushed to death and her elder brother injured on Friday when a speeding truck hit them in south Delhi, police said, adding that the vehicle's driver has been arrested.

Raju, 14, and his sister Ishrat, 12, were on their way to school around 7 a.m, the vehicle's driver lost control over the wheel after colliding with a bus while overtaking in Sarita Vihar near Shaheen Bagh and ran over the girl and injured her brother.

"Accused Puspender was caught by passersby and handed over to police," Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.

Both children were rushed to hospital, where Ishrat was pronounced dead while Raju is undergoing treatment.

The two lived in a slum and studied in a government school in Noor Nagar.

 

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