Mishap at light point: Another teen dies

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Nov 23, 2014 14:10 IST

A day after 17-year-old Harminder Singh was killed in a road mishap at the Sectors 69-70 light point, his classmate, Avtar Singh, also 17, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.

Both victims were Class-11 students at Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B1, SAS Nagar, and residents of Kandla village in the district.

The accident had taken place on Friday after a speeding Ford Figo, after jumping the red light, rammed into the victims’ scooter. Another boy, Manjit Singh, 18, a student of Class 12 and resident of Kumbra village, was also injured in the mishap. The car driver, Mandeep Singh, who was coming from Chandigarh, along with his six-year-old son, also sustained severe injuries.

The trio was earlier rushed to Fortis Hospital, but later shifted to Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, where doctors declared Harminder brought dead.

After the doctors at PGIMER told Avtar’s family of his bleak chances of survival, they brought him home wrapped in a sheet. They left him out in a car overnight and on Sunday morning spread the news of his demise. Later, police reached the spot and took the body to civil hospital, Phase 6, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Investigating officer of the case said after conducting the autopsy, both bodies were handed over to the families. A case under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304A (death due to negligence) of the IPC has been registered against the car driver, Mandeep, who is under treatment at Fortis Hospital.

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