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Busy On Phone, Delhi University Professor Runs Over 9-Year-Old Boy

Anupama, an assistant professor at the Delhi University, was reportedly talking on the phone while driving.

06/08/2016 11:29 AM IST | Updated 06/08/2016 12:01 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- A nine-year-old boy was killed today after his bicycle was allegedly hit by a car driven by a DU assistant professor, police said today.

Nitesh, a Class VIth student, was riding his bicycle on Najafgarh road when he was hit by the car driven by Anupama, the assistant professor at Delhi University's Bhagini Nivedita College, near BDO office at around 1 PM on August 3, said a senior police officer.

She rushed the boy first to a private hospital and later to Rao Tula Ram Memorial Hospital in Jaffarpur where the boy succumbed to his injuries during treatment, he said.

The professor later surrendered herself before the police and an FIR under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC was lodged at the Chhawla police station.

Anupama was arrested and later given bail at the police station, said the officer.

An eyewitness claimed that the accused driver was on phone when her car hit the boy on the bicycle, however, police said that they are investigating the matter with all angles.

The boy lived with his family at Roshanpura and his father Mukesh worked as a labourer, police said.

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