Ganesh idol immersion turns into tragic event after tractor driver pressed accelerator instead of brake
Ganesh idol immersion procession turned into a tragic event after a tractor driver accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, running over and killing a teenager and injuring four women in northeast Delhi's Nand Nagri, police said Monday.
The accused driver, Gautam (24), was arrested on Monday, they added.
According to Neha, Karan's sister and a witness to the accident, she had gone with Karan to her brother-in-law's home at Sundar Nagari for Ganesh idol immersion.
During the celebration, the tractor driver suddenly started dancing. While he was dancing, he lost control of the vehicle and accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of applying the brake, causing injuries to five of the devotees.
Soon after, there was a stampede-like situation on the spot and other devotees ran helter-skelter, Neha said in her complaint.
According to police, the five victims were rushed to GTB hospital where Karan was declared brought dead. The other four had minor injuries and they were discharged after treatment.
Gautam is a resident of Mandoli and originally belongs to Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, they added.