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Doctor's son home in coffin

Ranchi: A doctor's family based in the capital's Harmu Housing Colony was plunged in gloom on Xmas Monday as his 25-year-old son died in a scooter accident in Gurgaon, National Capital Region.

The body of Harshit Bhusan, a software engineer working in Gurgaon, reached his hometown on Tuesday morning by a Delhi flight.

Harshit's father Dr Mani Bhusan Prasad, a noted orthopaedic of the city who took voluntary retirement from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), was too shocked to speak to the media. No one in the family was in a position to speak to the correspondent on Tuesday when Harshit's last rites were performed.

A source close to the family said he did not know how the accident occurred, but it took place near Rajiv Chowk in Gurgaon in the wee hours of Monday.

"We only know that a bystander noticed Bhusan and his friend lying on the road around 2.30am (on Monday) and his scooter nearby. It seems he informed the police who reached the spot and took them to a local hospital, where the doctor declared Harshit as brought dead. The friend was in coma and was referred to a private hospital for better treatment," he said.

He said that both Harshit and his friend had sustained head injuries but there "was no scratch on the scooter".

As the injured friend was in coma and there were apparently no eye-witnesses during the accident that took place in the wee hours, no one was in a position to say anything, the source close to the family added.

Neighbours said they were shocked.

A locality resident, Balmiki Kumar, said he remembered Harshit as a jolly boy. "Participating in Harshit's last rites (on Tuesday) was a painful experience for me," the neighbour said.

Collision

Two cars collided between Road 1 and Road 2 in Ashoknagar under Argora thana area of Ranchi on Tuesday. No one was injured.

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