DTC bus hits CISF jawans, one killed

A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan was killed and four others were injured when a DTC bus rammed them early on Friday morning. A case of rash and negligennt driving has been registered under Sections 279, 304A and 337 of the IPC.

The incident took place outside Nirman Bhawan on Tughlaq Road at 5.45 am, when the CISF personnel were waiting for their bus after their shift ended.

According to an eyewitness, Tapan Singh, around 25 jawans were standing under a tree when a fast-moving DTC bus crashed into them.

"We were on the 9 pm to 5 am shift. After our shift ended, we were waiting for our bus when the DTC bus came from Janpath crossing and hit our colleagues. Five of them were injured badly. The bus then crashed into the tree. Some of the passersby who had gathered at the spot caught the DTC driver and started beating him," Singh, who has been with CISF for 19 years, told police. He was posted at Nirman Bhawan last year.

The bus, he said, was being driven recklessly. One of the passersby alerted the PCR about the incident.

The injured were rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital about 7 am. At the hospital, one of the CISF personnel LM Khillar (55) was declared dead. The injured have been identified as Pawan Kumar (30), Shyamlal Das (40), CG Dungal (53) and LN Mahanta (27). Das has been discharged.

Police are waiting for the families of the five most are from West Bengal and Orissa to arrive in the city. Khillar's post-mortem examination will be conducted after his family members reach the city, police said.

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