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Two boys crushed to death by UPSRTC bus


Kanpur:Two boys were beaten via a rushing UPSRTC bus in Jarib Chowki area of the city on Thursday afternoon.
The victims were recognized as Sundram (17), son of Uma Shankar and Shariq (14), son of Mobeen. The bus belonged to Vikas Nagar depot.

Sundram, a second-year pupil of ITI in Kakadeo, and a resident of Sikera Estate in Raipurwa, along with his neighbourhood friend Mobeen had long gone to a bank in Ashok Nagar to get his passbook updated.


“When they reached Zarib Chowki area a rushing tempo hit them following which they fell at the highway and came beneath the wheels of a bus. They died at the spot,” said police.


Later, their members of the family and locals assembled on the spot and held a protest not easy arrest of the bus driver. Irate protestors also pelted bricks and stones at the automobiles involved in the mishap. Police and administrative officials rushed to the spot to pacify the protesters and after assurance of advice of release of ex-gratia via government, the dharna was once lifted.


Police said a case of loss of life because of rash and negligent riding has been registered on the local police station. Witnesses said the driver drove the bus a couple of metres ahead after which fled abandoning the automobile. Till late evening, the bus driver could no longer be arrested.




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