Ghaziabad: Teen on way home for his birthday crushed by truck | Ghaziabad News – Times of India


GHAZIABAD: His mother had prepared all his favourite dishes. A 1 pound chocolate cake awaited him. After all, it was Rajkumar’s 16th birthday.
As his family waited, Rajkumar and his neighbour Lalit Gupta (25) rushed towards home on a bike. They were just 40 minutes away when a truck hurtling down NH-9 hit their two-wheeler from behind in Dasna. Both fell off the bike and were crushed under its wheels.
Police said Rajkumar and Lalit had gone to attend a wedding in Moradabad on Saturday morning. They had to return to their Bhangel home the next morning as Rajkumar’s parents had planned a party on his birthday.
The accident took place when the two had reached Dasna. A truck hit the tail end of the bike. As they fell, the truck mowed them down. Shailendra Singh, the SHO of Masuri police station, said some commuters informed them about the accident. A police team rushed them to a nearby hospital, but they were declared dead on arrival.
“The police have seized the truck but the driver is untraceable. We hope to get him soon,” Singh said.

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