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Ghaziabad: 16-year-old dies after being hit by truck, locals block road

twitter-logoPTI | February 16, 2019 | Updated 21:42 IST

Ghaziabad, Feb 16 (PTI) A 16-year-old girl was run over by a truck on her way to school in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad city on Saturday, following which locals held a protest and blocked the traffic, police said. She was hit by a truck transporting sand from Loni to Bhopura, they said. Rakhi alias Archana, a Class 10 student, left for school from her house in Panchsheel Colony at around 7:30 am. She was hit by the truck as she reached the main road to look for conveyance, Superintendent of Police (city) Shlok Kumar said. She died on the spot and the truck driver fled, leaving behind his vehicle, he said. Angry local residents gathered there and blocked the road where the girl had died. They raised slogans and demanded the arrest of the truck driver, the police said. Police reached the spot and calmed down the locals. Traffic movement was restored after two hours, they said. Later, the truck driver was also arrested, Kumar said. PTI CORR DIV DIV

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