Speeding truck mows down mother, daughter

June 15th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman and her five-year-old daughter were crushed to death Monday when a speeding truck hit from behind the motorcycle they were riding pillion on, police said. The husband, who was driving the bike, escaped unhurt.
Hari Singh was taking his wife Rekha and their daughter Sapna to their relatives’ home when their motorcycle was hit by the truck in the Badarpur area in the afternoon.

Hari Singh, who runs a catering business, lost balance of the motorcycle and fell while his wife and daughter fell on the other side of the road, according to police.

Police said truck driver Ram Singh, in a bid to escape, ran the vehicle over Rekha and Sapna, who died on the spot. Passersby caught hold of the driver and roughed up him before handing him over to the police.

Police said a case had been registered and Ram Singh, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested.

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