An eight-month-old baby was allegedly run over by a University employee in the campus premises of Netaji Subhas University of Technology on 13th September around 9:30 a.m. While, many believe that the University took steps to cover up the incident, the students stand in solidarity with the parents of the child. 

On the morning of 13th September, an eight-month-old baby was allegedly run over by a car in the Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT) Campus in Dwarka. The incident took place when a university employee was trying to park their car in the ground where the cars are parked throughout the day. The infant, Anand, had been put to sleep on the grass, as is often done by the workers on the campus. The faculty member ran their vehicle over the sleeping infant.

The concerned employee, allegedly, rushed to go and mark their biometric attendance after hitting the baby instead of tending to him as a means of securing their alibi. They were called back to the site later after being informed of the seriousness of the issue and the poor condition of the baby they hurt.

Multiple versions of the incident have arisen, as it is suspected that the college administration tried to cover up the incident. While one report by the Millennium Post says that the eight-month-old fell to death from a staircase, Outlook reported that the eight-month-old baby had died after falling off a 2 feet concrete structure in the campus.

Outlook reported, “The MLC report stated the injuries were caused to the baby due to fall from height, the police said.”

However, as reported by NDTV, a senior police officer in Dwarka said, “The child was run over by a car reportedly driven by a (university) employee. We were informed about the incident after a Police Control Room call was received at Dwarka North from Vanketeshwar hospital, that an eight-month-old baby was brought dead there. We haven’t received any complaint in this matter yet”

“The body of the infant was sent for post-mortem on Friday and the reports are awaited. We have recorded the statement of his parents and other relatives. However, the parents have denied the allegations on the college employee,” added the police officer.

Seeing a lack of support from the faculty, students and alumni of NSUT conducted their own investigation to connect the missing pieces, asking around the guards and some other authorities. As a result, they got a tip and found the mother. They asked the victim’s mother to come forward and speak the truth, post which she changed the statements.

The victim’s mother, Mrs. Satyadevi, in a video circulated, changed her statement on 16th September saying, “Jo pehle bata diya who galat hai uske liye maafi maangte hai. Bachhe ko khilaye pilaye aur sula diye hum. Ek gaadi aaya who humare bacche ke paas gaya. Hum nhi dekhe, ek dusra aadmi chillaya aur bola bachha uthayi. Kon tha who aadmi gaadiwala woh to hum nahi dekhe. Phir humare bacche ko kaha kaha le gayawoh hum nahi dekhe. (what I had said earlier was wrong and I apologise for that. I fed the baby and put him to sleep. A car then came near the baby. I didn’t see; some other man shouted and asked me to take the baby away. I didn’t see who the person in the car. I didn’t see where they took my baby afterward) ” Earlier, as reported by Outlook, the parents had denied these rumours and stated that the infant died due to falling off a 2-ft concrete structure

She added “hum maafi maangte hai (about the previous statements). Hum garib aadmi hai isiliye darr gaye hum kaha se kya karenge. Humko paise ka toh pata nahi hai. (I apologise. I am poor so I was afraid of how to deal with this. I am not aware of any money dealings)”

A security guard who claimed to be an eyewitness, saying that he saw the entire accident, was fired on that day itself. The parents of the child were also fired. It is speculated this was done to keep them silent. The students of NSUT found the parents held inside the Vice Chancellor’s house.

The students staged a protest in the campus premises demanding justice for the baby. They wore black to protest against the administration and organised a candle march on the campus. A faculty member, identified as the Dean of Student Welfare, was also caught on tape manhandling students.

“The administration pressurised the students not to take part in any protest because doing so would have serious action taken against them” said a student who did not wish to be named.

“Technically she (victim’s mother) was manipulated, way before anything, by the college administration.I’m highly impressed and really appreciate that everybody stood for the cause and everyone did their part of speaking up to these ruthless people”, said a fourth year student involved in the students’ movement.

On the other hand, Professor Sujata Senger, Dean of Academics, said to ABP News, “If we had blocked or stopped police from investigating in the campus, then it would have been our fault. I don’t think anything of this sort has happened. About the security guard being sacked, it is done by the agency itself. We don’t have any role in that.”

Video Credits: Students from NSUT

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One person was injured by a black sedan that rammed into pedestrians near the Old Gupta Colony in North Campus.

A speeding car ran over a crowd in Old Gupta Colony area in North Delhi on Sunday. The incident took place around 9 p.m. According to a source, a young man who was driving the car was harassing a woman. A group of people tried to stop the car and get him out, but he rammed the car into the crowd and fled.

A video recording the incident has been going viral on social media. It records the terrifying moment when the black sedan drove into a group of people. The car went a little ahead, and then reversed, hitting more people from the crowd. A few people also tried to stop the car by jumping over it. But the driver managed to flee.

An eye witness of the incident told DU Beat, “Around 9 p.m. in the night, I was walking towards Old Gupta Colony Chowk where I saw some guys slapping another guy and asking ‘teri himmat kaise hui haath lagane ki’ (How dare you touch her). Crowd had gathered there and I could infer that the guy had harassed a woman on the main road. I kept walking towards the market when I saw that the guy who was slapped had entered in his car, which was destroyed by the people with steel dustbins and other things. The car then went backward hitting some people and then it went forward in full speed.”

One man has been seriously injured in the incident. The victim, named Kamal Arora, has reportedly been admitted to a hospital nearby, and has a fractured leg. He has filed a case against the driver and he told police that there were two men inside the car.

“A case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337 (causing hurt by endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Model Town police station on the statement of the injured person,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Vijayanta Arya, as quoted by PTI.

The driver has not been identified yet. The police have been examining CCTV footage of the nearby areas in order to identify and arrest him.

Old Gupta Colony is a hub of PG accommodations for students of the varsity. This absurd breach of security poses serious questions at the security of college students in the campus.

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A 19- year old DU student was killed on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 in a road mishap. The car hit divider in north Delhi with three of his relatives injured.


In a case of drunk driving, a 19 year old University of Delhi student was killed and his three teenage relatives were injured when their car overturned after hitting a divider in north Delhi’s Gulabi Bagh in the early hours of Wednesday, 23rd January 2019.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad said the four men were heading towards Murthal from central?Delhi’s Regar Pura in a Santro car when the incident took place, around 3am, near a gurdwara at Chowki number 2 in Gulabi Bagh.

The deceased has been identified as Shivam, a resident of Regar Pura near Karol Bagh in central Delhi. He was a first-year BA student at DU’s School of Open Learning (SOL).The injured have been identified as Kashish alias Badal and Nitin, both aged 18.Both are residents of Chandigarh. Arnesh Shankar, aged 19 is a resident of Rengar Pura.

An eyewitness informed the police that the vehicle was speeding. It allegedly hit the concrete road divider and flipped twice before coming to a halt after skidding for few metres. Passers-by rushed to help the victims and took them to the hospital, and informed the police about the incident. Shivam Shankar was declared brought dead, while Kashish and Nitin have been kept under observation and Arnesh was discharged after primary medication, according to DCP Prasad.
During investigations, it was found that the victims were returning from a family wedding in Delhi. They had planned on going to Murthal for a joy ride, said DCP Prasad.He further informed the accident took place around 3 a.m. near a gurdwara in Gulabi Bagh. The medical examination report is awaited to determine whether they were drunk at the time of the accident. A case has been registered at Sarai Rohilla police station and the investigation is underway, police said.

(With inputs from The Hindu)

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Two final-year law students from the University of Delhi (DU) died in a road mishap near Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial in Civil Lines in the wee hours of 2nd June 2018.

The two students pursuing law from the Faculty of Law (DU), Akshat Kamboj and Vikhyat Pandit, were on a scooter and are suspected to have been hit by a tractor. The students and four others were returning to their flat from Chandni Chowk. The group was travelling on three different two-wheelers.

The Police learnt about the accident through a call from a passerby at 3.04 am, who informed them about the two bleeding men lying on the road. A team was dispatched to the spot and the two youths were taken to Sushruta Trauma Centre where they were declared brought dead. A senior police official was quoting as saying, “Akshat died on the spot while Vikhyat was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.”

The police officer had commented, “During preliminary inquiry, it was found that they were riding a scooter, and were hit by a vehicle while trying to overtake a bus. We have registered a case of rash driving and causing death due to negligence. CCTV footage of the area is being checked to ascertain the vehicle number.”

The postmortem of both victims was conducted on Saturday and the bodies were subsequently handed over to the families. After being informed about this unfortunate incident, the DU Beat correspondent decided to take insights from different student quarters of DU regarding the road safety mechanism prevailing on campus and how it can be improved.

President (DU unit) of the All India Students’ Association (AISA) Kawalpreet Kaur, who is herself pursuing law from the Faculty of Law, the same institution as the victims, gave her insights to the DU Beat correspondent through a phone call conversation. She remarked, “The Campus area should be declared a ‘closed students’ area’ which means that there should be certain restrictions laid down for the plying of vehicles of the general public. We had proposed this to the Varsity and this proposal was also taken up for serious consideration. But due to political pressures from certain quarters like the Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Delhi Government, this proposal has not made much headway.”

Bharat Khatana, Delhi State Secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), who is also pursuing law from the Faculty of Law, told DU Beat, “This is not the first time that students have lost their lives in road accidents. One way to ensure safety for one and all is to place CCTV cameras at every intersection. Further, students must not engage in driving if they are under the influence of any alcoholic substance. Students must not jump red lights even if it is not the peak hour.”

Vijay Tyagi, the former Social Media Head of the ABVP, who also pursued his Bachelor’s from the Faculty of Law, told the DU Beat correspondent, “The fact that there is no proper road safety mechanism in campus is appalling. And the recurrent road accidents that have been taking place are testimonies of this.” When asked about what can be done to improve the state of affairs on campus, he told this correspondent, “First, personal vehicles should not be allowed on Chhatra Marg. Second, there should be separate lanes for two-wheelers and a well-maintained road for pedestrians across the campus. And third, the University Security Personnel should increase their effort to maintain law and order on campus.”

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