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Gurgaon hit-and-run bus driver arrested for culpable homicide

IANS | Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 01:05

Gurgaon: Harish Singh, driver of the city bus that mowed down a doctor and his nursery-going daughter Monday, was re-arrested Friday while Investigation Officer (IO) Hari Singh suffered a heart attack in a police station during probe.

Harish will be presented before court Saturday. He was re-arrested from Delhi`s Najafgarh area where he was living with his family after the police booked him under Section 304-II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). Earlier, he was booked under Section 304 A and granted bail.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Hari Singh, 45, was admitted to Medicity Medanta Hospital here in Sector 38 after he suffered a major heart attack during an investigation at the Sadar police station.

Earlier in the day, a state team of forensic experts reconstructed the accident scene and collected evidences from the spot in Sector 47.

A four-member team of experts from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Madhuban, Karnal, visited the accident spot where cardiologist Pankaj Gupta, 45, and his five-year-old daughter Lineshiya were run over while they were waiting for the child`s school bus.

"We have collected blood samples, hair with flesh and a part of skull from the spot (in front of Rail Vihar Apartments gate) and blood stains and pieces of flesh from the bus that mowed down the duo," a team member told.

"We have now booked bus driver Harish Singh, 32, of Haryana`s Jhajjar district under Section 304 part II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), a non-bailable offence, and have informed the court," Police Commissioner Alok Mittal told.

"The change was made on technical ground and not under any pressure. We examined the case properly and decided to impose stringent section of Indian Penal Code (IPC)," he said before the driver was re-arrested.

Answering a question, he said no one from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) met him or contacted him for stringent action in the case.

If a person booked under Section 304-II is proved guilty, he can get up to 10 years in jail, fine or both. Under Section 304 A, the maximum punishment is two years.

Gupta was working at the Medanta Medicity Hospital here as a cardiologist, while Lineshiya was a nursery class student at the Delhi Public School here.

Gupta`s wife Jyoti, who was a few metres away from her husband with her eight-month-old daughter, fainted as her husband and daughter were run over buy the bus and was admitted to the Medicity Hospital.

First Published: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 01:05

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