A 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle was killed after he came under the wheels of a car driven by a woman who was allegedly talking on the phone while driving. The accused, Anupama Aggarwal, is a professor at a Delhi University college, reportedly.
The incident occurred in Najafgarh in the afternoon of 4 August. According to the police, Anupama rushed the boy, Nitish Mann, to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
According to a report in Times of India, DCP (southwest) Surender Kumar said that Anupama was arrested for causing death due to negligence, but was later released on bail, informed the DCP.
According to the eyewitnesses, Anupama was driving an Alto and was taking a turn onto Chhawala Road when she lost control and hit Nitish's bicycle, dragging the boy for some time before being able to halt the car, Times of India reported.
Nitish had gone to buy a packet of noodles for his sister.
Times of India quoted Mukesh Mann, the boy's father as saying, "He had promised to be back within 10 minutes." While Mukesh stays at home mostly due to disability his wife runs a catering business.
Reportedly, when Nitish did not return after half an hour, his elder brother Sagar went out looking 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," said Sagar.
The family reached the hospital only to learn about Nitish's death. The doctors said the young boy was badly hit in the head and chest, causing irreparable internal injuries, said the report.
An eyewitness Vikas Bhardwaj claimed it was he who convinced Anupama to take the boy to the hospital. Anupama and two other women carried the boy in the rear seat as a local youth drove the car to the hospital, Bhardwaj claimed.