In a hair raising incident in the Jaffarpur Kalan area of Delhi, a cluster bus conductor died after he was crushed under the same bus he was on duty.
According to the bus driver, the deceased conductor fell off in front of the bus through the broken windshield during the accident and crushed under the tyres of the bus.
The deceased has been identified as Sachin (30), a resident of Mitraw Village, Delhi.
The driver of the bus named Mukesh Kumar (30), a resident of Baprola, Delhi also got severely injured during the incident. He has been admitted to Rao Tula Ram Hospital, where he is being treated.
A case under relevant sections has been registered at the Jaffarpur Kalan police station on the statement given by the injured driver and investigation has been taken up.
According to a police source, the incident occurred on the intervening night of November 27-28.
The victim Mukesh, working as cluster bus driver at Dhichaw Bus Depot stated that he along with conductor Sachin were on duty on the cluster bus route number-878 on Sunday. At about 10.10 pm they reached Ujwa Bus Stand on their last trip from Malipur to Tilak Nagar.
As they reached the bus stand, an unbalanced trolley got separated from the tractor and suddenly came in front of the bus. In order to avoid the collision with the trolley the bus driver moved the bus to the left side. But the effort wasn’t enough, as the trolley of the tractor collided on the right side of the bus.
The collision pushed the bus to its extreme left side, forcing it to hit a tree and an electricity pole. During the incident, the conductor of the bus, who was standing near the bus driver, fell off in front of the bus through the broken windshield and before the bus driver could have controlled the bus, the conductor came under the tyres of the bus.
On the information, a police team rushed to the spot and took both conductor and driver in an injured condition to the nearby hospital, where the conductor was declared dead.
Further legal action is being taken in the matter.