The district police have booked a farmer of Jida village after smog, generated by the burning of paddy stubble in his fields, led to an accident in which two people riding a motorcycle died on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident took place at about 2 pm when victims Kulwant Singh, a resident of Sukhanand village, and Rani Kaur from Bhagta village, were plying on a motorcycle.
Station house officer (SHO), Nehianwala, Sandeep Singh Bhatti, said visibility on the road due to the smog, caused by the burning of stubble, was poor and an unknown vehicle had a brush with the motorcycle which resulted in the accident.
Both victims died on the spot. Kulwant Singh was employed as a vocational teacher in Bhagat village while the woman was a Class IV employee of the same school. Both were returning to the school after getting medicines for an ailing woman on the school.
Bhatti said that the police have booked farmer Darshan Singh of the village under sections 304 A, 279 and 188 of IPC for causing death due to negligence. He said that the police were trying to trace down the unknown vehicle that hit the motorcycle.