The accident took place in Dwarka
NEW DELHI: An 11-year-old boy’s head got severed when the car he was travelling in toppled multiple times in Dwarka Sector 22. The boy, Mayank, was sitting next to his father who was driving the car.
The Swift Dzire car hit the divider on Thursday night when it was being driven at a high speed, locals said. The victim’s mother and grandmother, along with his six-year-old younger sister, were sitting at the back.
Police said Sujeet Kumar (35) was returning home at Pochanpur in Dwarka from a relative’s house with his mother, wife, and two children. “I was talking on the mobile phone when I heard a loud sound. The boy’s head was thrown out of the window and landed on the road. I stood numb for some time,” said a local.
“Kumar was driving the car while Mayank was sitting next to him. According to locals, the car was at a high speed. It hit the divider and toppled at least three times and then stopped. Due to the impact and for sitting close to the window, Mayank’s head was severed. He died on the spot,” said a senior police officer.
The other family members were taken to hospital where they were given first aid and discharged. Kumar received injuries on his hand, the officer said. No case has been registered but inquest proceedings have been initiated.