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14-year-old budding cricketer killed in a road accident

Another 15-year-old cricketer was severely injured and is now undergoing treatment.

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In a very unfortunate incident, a 14-year-old budding cricketer was killed by a speeding car. This incident happened on Sunday (November 12) at the Raj Nagar Extension Road in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Two children were returning from their morning cricket classes when an out of control car rushed over them, to kill one child and severely injure another.

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Samarth Tyagi, a budding cricketer from Mother India Public School. His 15-year-old friend from Fatima School, Kunal is undergoing treatment now at the Yashoda Hospital after sustaining various critical injuries. The rushing car stopped only after hitting a divider, and the driver tried to flee from the scene of the crime. However, locals were quick to nab him and hand him over to the police.

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“The incident took place at around 7.30 am near Nandi Park on the Pusa Road. As stated by the locals, the two boys were on a bicycle when a speeding Swift Dzire car hit them from behind and dragged them for several meters. The car, which the locals said seemed out of control, came to halt after ramming into a divider,” said Vinod Kumar Pandey of Sihani Gate Police Station, as per reports in DNA.

“The locals, meanwhile, rushed the two to a nearby hospital where Samarth was declared dead on arrival and Kunal was admitted to the ICU. Locals nabbed the driver who was trying to run away,” he further added.

Driver has been identified

The accused driver has been identified as Akshat Agarwal, a Meerut-born man who now resides in Indirapuram. Agarwal has admitted that on his way back to Indirapuram, he was driving fast and near the Pusa Road turn, he lost the control of the car which went on to kill a 14-year-old’s life.

“A case of rash driving and causing death due to negligence has been registered against him under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). CCTV footage from the vicinity of the spot are being checked to ascertain the sequence of incident,” an officer informed. As per the latest reports, the car has been seized by the police while the child’s body has been handed over to his lamenting parents.

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