Delhi schoolgirl crushed to death, mob torches truck

March 5th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) An 11-year-old schoolgirl was crushed to death and three students were injured Thursday when a speeding mini truck hit them in northeast Delhi, the police said.
Meena, a Class 4 student, was knocked down while her two sisters Savita and Suman - both students of Class 2 - and one of their friends were seriously injured when they were returning from their state-run school in Gokulpuri area around 1 p.m., the police said.

Meena died on the spot, the police said. The accident led to tension in the area as residents hurled stoned at the vehicle. They set it on fire even as the driver managed to flee.

People continued their protest for two hours and blocked the road.

“We want the driver to be punished and hanged,” Meena’s father Bir Pal told reporters.

The police said they were looking for the truck driver.

“By the time we reached the spot, people had already set the mini truck on fire. We are on a lookout for the driver,” said a police officer.

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