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Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 07:52 IST

Out to celebrate birthday, woman and son killed in car crash

Delhi Police said, Asha Mahajan and her son Kanik, were rammed by an over-speeding car, while both were on their way to a temple to celebrate Asha's birthday.

Mother-son duo die in road accident.
Mother-son duo died in road accident in North Delhi. | Image:Republic
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New Delhi: For a mother-son duo living in North Delhi’s Burari area, the first day of the New Year turned out to be the last day of their life. Both of them were crushed to death in a tragic road accident. The incident has shattered their family, who still are unable to believe that two of their family members are not returning forever.

In the incident, 52-year-old Asha Mahajan and her son 26-year-old Kanik Mahajan, were rammed by an over-speeding car, while both were on their way to a temple located in Nirankari on their scooty. Even more tragic is, the deceased Asha Mahajan was having her birthday and was going to the temple to celebrate the occasion, when the road crash took her life along with her son near Burari Authority.

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If eyewitnesses are to be believed, the offending vehicle driver, instead of picking up the injured after the incident, hit them again and crushed them in an attempt to escape the spot. His effort to escape, further resulted in dragging the scooty and both the victims to about 300 meters, which eventually resulted in spot death of both the victims.

Few pedestrians also got injured during the incident

Apart from the mother-son duo, a few pedestrians also got injured, as the car hit several vehicles, while attempting to flee the spot. However, the accused driver, didn’t succeed to escape and was caught by the passers-by present near the accident spot.

The accused driver was handed over to the police and the body of both the deceased was shifted to a mortuary for post-mortem. A case has been registered in the matter and further legal action is being taken.

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The accused has been identified as Raju (39), a resident of Sonipat in Haryana.

A sobbing relative of the victim said, “Both had left the home at around 3.05 pm and we received the information of their accident at 9 pm. The driver had hit them twice purposely. If the passers-by had helped them while they were hit by the car, maybe my family members would have been alive. We're very shattered and our family is incomplete now. The husband of the deceased Asha is in shock.”

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Rinku (30) and Gagan Prasad (31) were also injured during the incident with minor injuries.

Police sources said that during interrogation, the accused revealed that he had suffered an epileptic attack due to which the incident took place. The police are now analysing the medical history of the accused.

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Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Delhi), Manoj Kumar Meena said, “An FIR at Burari police station has been registered under sections 279, 337, 304A of the IPC and legal action is being taken accordingly.”

The police official further informed that the accused was found to be under medication for epilepsy and was not intoxicated. His Medicine has been recovered and the process of collecting the medical documents for the same is underway. 
 

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Published January 3rd, 2024 at 02:16 IST

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