NEW DELHI: “He had promised to be back within 10 minutes,” but destiny took him away from his family forever for the cost of driving negligence.
As a 10-year-old boy was killed after mowing down under the death wheels of a car driven by a woman teaching in a Delhi University college. It is said that the woman, Anupama Aggarwal, was allegedly talking on phone while driving which led to the accident.
The incident took place in street of Najafgarh on Wednesday afternoon.
The boy, Nitish Mann rushed to a hospital in her car where he was declared dead on arrival.
She was arrested for causing death due to negligence, but was later released on bail, said DCP (southwest) Surender Kumar.
According to an eyewitnesses, Aggarwal was driving an Alto car and taking a turn onto Chhawala Road when she lost control and hit Nitish’s bicycle.
The boy got dragged under the wheels for sometime before Aggarwal could stop the car.
As per Nitish’s family the boy had gone out to buy a packet of noodles for his sister.
“He had promised to be back within 10 minutes,” said Mukesh Mann, the boy’s father who stays mostly home due to disability. His wife runs a catering business.
When Nitish did not return home after half an hour, his elder brother Sagar went out to look for him. “I met a few people outside who told me that Nitish had met with an accident. His scrunched-up cycle was lying by the roadside,” Sagar said.
The family rushed to the hospital only to learn about the boy’s death. Doctors said Nitish was badly hit on the head and chest, causing irreparable internal injuries.
An eyewitness, Vikas Bhardwaj, claimed it was he who had convinced Aggarwal to take the boy to the hospital. Aggarwal and two other women carried the boy in the rear seat as a local youth drove the car to the hospital, Bhardwaj claimed.