A 61-year-old man was killed while three other people sitting in same auto-rickshaw sustained minor injuries after their auto-rickshaw was allegedly hit by an MCD truck in north Delhi’s Roop Nagar area on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Munna. He used to work in Azadpur Mandi.
According to Nupur Prasad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), North district, Roop Nagar Police Station officials were informed about the accident near Sabji Mandi Ghanta Ghar around 5 am on Thursday.
“On reaching the spot, the officials learnt that near the Ghanta Ghar roundabout, an MCD truck carrying garbage hit the auto and injured its driver and passengers.
The victims were rushed to Bara Hindu Rao hospital where one of the passengers, identified as Munna, was declared brought dead. Others who sustained minor injuries were discharged after treatment,” said the DCP.
“During investigation it was revealed that Munna was seated next to the auto driver while the other two passengers were seated in the back when the vehicle enroute Azadpur Mandi was hit by the truck that was coming from wrong side. However, the auto driver escaped with minor injuries,” said the DCP.
“A case has been registered and the accused has been arrested.
The arrested truck driver has been identified as Sanjib Mondal (27),” the DCP added.