Hyderabad: One person was killed and five others were injured when a truck rammed an auto-rickshaw at Rajabollarum village of Medchal here on Tuesday.
The Medchal police said the auto-rickshaw (TS15 UB 1858), which was proceeding towards Medchal check-post from Majeedpur, stopped on the roadside near Monark Company in Rajabollarum when the truck (TS 08 UD 9623) hit it from behind.
Due to the impact, G Swamy, a TSRTC bus conductor, fell from the auto-rickshaw and came under the rear tyre of the truck. He received grievous injuries and died on the spot, while other passengers — Srinivas, Narsimhulu, Srujana, Laxman and the auto-rickshaw driver Dharmaiah were injured. They were shifted to a private hospital.
The Medchal police booked a case of negligence causing death and injuries. Efforts are on to nab the truck driver who is on the run, officials said. The body was shifted to the Gandhi Hospital morgue and was later handed over to the family after an autopsy.