Uttar Pradesh accident: In yet another incident of a hit-and-drag case, three people, including a toddler, were killed when a truck hit a scooter and dragged it for almost 500 metres in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district. According to police, the devastating incident took place near the Katra overbridge on Friday night (March 17).
The deceased have been identified as Ramdeen (40), his sister-in-law Surja Devi (35) and their three-year-old nephew -- all residents of Lalpur villager under Katra police station.
As the truck rammed into their scooter from behind, the two-wheeler got entangled with the truck and was dragged for around 500 metres, said Superintendent of Police S Anand. After reaching the spot, police personnel sent the three for treatment to a Bareilly hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead, he said.
The police further said the bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination, adding that the truck driver fled the spot, leaving behind his vehicle.
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Earlier in February this year, a man's body was dragged for almost 10 kilometres by a car moving towards Noida in Uttar Pradesh at the Yamuna Expressway. The car was travelling through Mathura when the stuck body of an individual caught the attention of security personnel at a toll booth in Mant.
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Similar incidents have been regularly making headlines since January 1, wherein a 20-year-old Anjali Singh, who was riding a scooter, was found dead on the street after being allegedly hit and dragged for several kilometres by a car driven by five youths in Outer Delhi's Kanjhawala area.
The woman was abandoned dead in the middle of the street, with her clothes torn and tattered from the alleged dragging incident. A total of seven persons, including the five occupants of the car, were arrested in the wake of the incident.
(With inputs from agencies)