New Delhi: A 17-year-old school boy was seriously injured on Tuesday when the scooter he was riding was hit by a cluster bus near Inderlok metro station in north Delhi, sparking tension in the area, police said.
After the accident, locals allegedly vandalised the bus and also pelted stones, injuring a policeman, a senior police official said.
The incident occurred at about 7.30 AM when the teenager was on his way to school and a cluster bus, operating on route number 234, between Karampura terminal and Harsh Vihar, hit his vehicle, the official said.
The teenager, who is a resident of a nearby JJ cluster, was reportedly not wearing a helmet and became unconscious after the fall, he said.
He was rushed to Sushruta Trauma Centre and is reported to be in a critical condition, the official added.
"The driver of the bus, identified as Anant (26) has been arrested and booked under Section 279 (rash driving) of IPC," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma said.
Meanwhile, locals gathered at the spot and allegedly vandalised the bus and even tried to set it on fire, the senior official said.
A police official deployed with the PCR unit was also injured when the locals allegedly started pelting stones, he further said.
They also blocked the road, leading to traffic snarls in the area and it took police about two hours to bring the situation under control, the official added.
Later, another case was registered at the Sarai Rohilla police station against several unknown persons under sections of rioting, assaulting a public servant on duty and causing damage to public property.
"Three persons have been arrested till today afternoon and eight more have been identified, who are likely to be arrested too," Verma said.