Bikers crush two people in Delhi

March 22nd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) An 80-year-old man and a handicapped beggar were killed by speeding mobike-riders in separate incidents here, police said Tuesday.

In the first case, a speeding biker crushed the elderly man near the Delhi Police Women’s cell office in Nand Nagri area of east Delhi Sunday evening, police said.

Dhani Ram, a resident of A-block area of Nand Nagri, went for a stroll during late evening when he was hit by the bike.

“Ram was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning,” a senior police officer said.

The biker was arrested Sunday and the vehicle was impounded.

“A case has been registered and the body of Ram has been sent for post-mortem,” the police officer added.

In the second incident, an unidentified 35-year-old handicapped beggar was crushed to death by a bike in New Usmanpur area in east Delhi Monday night.

Aamir Shawkat, 20, hit the beggar, who was on his tricycle, near Northern India Engineering College.

“The beggar was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, where he was declared brought dead,” the police officer said.

Aamir was apprehended and his bike was impounded.

“A case has been registered and we are trying to establish the identity of the beggar,” the police officer added.

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