School girl killed in autorickshaw-motorcycle clash in Yamunanagar, 5 hurt | Chandigarh News

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YAMUNANAGAR: Days after the Mahendergarh accident in which six students were killed in a school bus accident, a girl (7) was killed and five students were hurt with minor injuries, after a clash between an autorickshaw and a motorcycle in Yamunanagar City on Monday.
The deceased girl was identified as city’s Himani, a student of Class III, who was traveling in an auto-rickshaw along with other students.The incident took place at one of the busiest Kamani Chowk in Yamunanagar City. Child of the auto-rickshaw driver was also among the injured students, said the police.
The district police arrested accused rider of the motorcycle identified as Nirmal of Azad Nagar, Yamunanagar, after registering a case against him under Section 279 (rash driving), 304-A (causing death by negligence), 336 (act endangering life of others), 337 (causing hurt…), 338 (causing greivous hurt…) of the IPC at Yamunanagar City police station. The accused motorcycle rider jumped red light and hit in the auto-rickshaw.
As per the information, the motorcycle suddenly came in front of the auto-rickshaw carrying school students. The auto turned over. The deceased girl Himani was crushed under the auto-rickshaw, leaving her in a pool of blood with serious head injury. People gathered on seeing the accident and straightened the autorickshaw to rescue the students.
The girl was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital in an e-rickshaw by the people, where a team of doctors made an attempt to save her, but she did not survive.
A doctor who looked at the girl said, “A girl aged about 7 years came to our hospital in a pool of blood. She had lost blood heavily. Her head was crushed under the weight of an auto-rickshaw. A team of four doctors worked for one hour to revive the girl’s heart, but due to heavy blood loss, she could not survive.”
Yamunanagar city SHO inspector Jagdish Chander said, “We have arrested accused motorcycle rider Nirmal. It was found during investigation from CCTV cameras at Kamani Chowk that Nirmal jumped red light and hit the auto-rickshaw. When auto-rickshaw driver applied breaks in attempt of safety, his vehicle turned over. A case was registered on the basis of the investigation.”
The SHO added that the girl’s body was handed over to her parents after post-mortem.
Meanwhile, on the orders of Yamunanagar DC Captain Manoj Kumar, the regional transport officer (RTO) is already conducting inspection of different school buses since the Mahendergarh accident.
In a release, Yamunanagar DC Captain Manoj said, “So far, 78 buses of different schools have been checked, of which, a fine of Rs 75,500 was issued to 18 buses and one bus was seized.”
Yamunanagar RTO Hairatjeet Kaur (IFS) said, “Some parents in localities hire private unregularized private auto-rickshaws as a means of transport for their children to school. Parents should be a little more careful that they should not hire an auto-rickshaw, as most of the schools’ run buses which is a comparatively safer option. Auto-rickshaws are cheap in expense as compared to school buses, but are highly risky. We will start a drive to spread awareness in cases of auto-rickshaws and instructions are issued to start inspection of autos also.”

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