Monday, March 21, 2011

10 killed in separate mishaps on Holi

March 21, 2011, New Delhi

Ten people, including a couple, lost their lives in separate incidents on the day of Holi in the national capital even as the police challaned 7,956 people for traffic violations including 624 for drunken driving.

A total of seven persons were killed in five accidents yesterday. While two people were killed in separate hit and run cases, two motorcyclists were killed after their vehicles hit a road divider, police said today.

A couple - insurance agent Vinay Rai (27) and his wife Deepa (23) - were killed in Mukarba Chowk yesterday when their motorcycle collided with a tempo while their minor children escaped death.

Deepa died on the spot while Vinay succumbed to his injuries at Babu Jagjivan Ram hospital during treatment. Their one-and-half-year-old child escaped unhurt while four-year-old daughter suffered head injuries.

They were on way to the house of Deepa\'s parents in Seemapuri to celebrate Holi. The couple and the children resided in Rohini Sector 24.

The families of the couple came to know about the incident after one of the eye-witnesses called a number from Vinay\'s mobile which happened to be that of a neighbour, a senior police official said.

\"The neighbour then informed the families about the accident after which they rushed to the hospital,\" he said.

A drunken brawl during Holi celebrations in central Delhi\'s Ranjeet Nagar claimed the life of 18-year-old Sanjeev, a labourer, when he was stabbed allegedly by his friends.

He was celebrating Holi when an argument erupted among the friends, a senior police official said. \"The argument soon led a scuffle and in between, somebody stabbed him in the chest,\" he said.

All of them were under the influence of alcohol, the official said. Sanjay was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Another person was killed in a separate mishap.

Two teenagers drowned in the capital yesterday while they were taking bath in river Yamuna after celebrating Holi.

Ajit Kumar (18), a student, drowned in the Yamuna in Timarpur area when he went to wash off colours after the celebrations. In a similar incident, 15-year-old Vicky drowned near Nanaksar Gurudwara in Sonia Vihar when he was taking bath in the river.

Police also challaned 7,956 people for various traffic violations including 624 for drunken driving

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