Company guard hit by reversing car dies | Ghaziabad News

Ghaziabad: A 28-year-old security guard was run over by a car driven by a high-rise resident as she entered the company last week. Police say the woman accidentally drove the car in reverse instead of forward, seriously injuring the security guard who died on Sunday evening.
The guard, Kurendra Kumar from Hardoi, had been working at Mahagun Mascot in Crossing Republik since last year. He was on duty at the front gate when Richa Gupta, a resident who works in the administrative department of a private school in Noida, entered the company at around 5:30 p.m. on March 21.
“Her car stopped and when she tried to start it again she accidentally reversed instead of forward. Kumar was on the desk at the front door of the company and the car hit him said City-1 Police Superintendent Nipurn Aggarwal.
Kumar was taken to a nearby hospital with serious chest and abdominal injuries, and referred to a private hospital in Kavi Nagar in Ghaziabad for advanced treatment. He died of his injuries on Sunday, the SP said.
Gupta, 32, who lived with her husband, has been on the run since the incident. The fate of her husband is also unknown.
She was convicted under sections 279 (reckless driving), 338 (causing serious bodily injury by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others) of the IPC, and police said they would add now section 304A (neglect death) in the FIR.
“A team is deployed in the company. The cops will arrest Gupta if she returns,” a police official said. The victim’s family have alleged that Gupta was intoxicated at the time of the incident – a charge that police are investigating.
“We learned that the woman was drunk and even after the accident her car hit a wall near the parking space,” said Avdesh Kumar, the brother-in-law of the victim who filed the police complaint.
The police official quoted above said he was scanning the company’s CCTV footage to establish the sequence of events. Mahagun Mascot’s Apartment Owners Association (AOA) said on Monday it provided the necessary video footage to police and gave them access to Gupta’s car still parked at the company. “We have asked the police to take appropriate action against Gupta,” said Nishank Joshi, chairman of the AoA.
On Monday, Kurendra’s family members placed his body on the company’s doorstep to protest his death. They called off the protest after being assured of compensation. Kurendra’s brother Vineet said that CSK Facility Management, the municipal agency responsible for the company’s security, promised to pay Rs 7 lakh as compensation to the victim’s family, Rs 10,000 pension monthly and to sponsor the education of a child.
The AOA president also said that the residents of the company were helping to compensate the security guard’s family and bear the cost of his treatment.
Kurendra is survived by his wife and four daughters. He came to Ghaziabad in 2019 and was trying to earn money to pay for his younger sister’s wedding, Avdesh said.

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