P’kula advocate killed as car falls into gorge on Morni road

  • HT Correspondent HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2014 11:35 IST

A trip to the hills turned disastrous for a Panchkula man and his co-passenger on Saturday night, after the SX4 car in which they were travelling fell into a gorge on a Morni road. While the 26-year-old advocate Saman Chaudhary died within hours of the accident, the girl, Neha Sharma, a chartered accountant, sustained multiple fractures in her arm and jaw. It was only after over 10 hours of the accident that any help reached the couple.

Both had not informed anybody at home and their family members kept looking for them the entire Saturday night.

It was only on Sunday at around noon that Neha called her and Saman’s family and informed them about the accident. The accident happened at about 10:30 pm on Saturday and as per Neha’s version to the police Saman died at about 3 am and it was only at 11 am on Sunday that the labourers passing by noticed them and informed the police.

It was on the Morni road towards Panchkula that Saman lost control over the car and the car went down deep into a gorge.

Both tried to come out of the car, however the impact was such that Saman’s door had got jammed and he tried to get out of the rear door but in vain. Saman had sustained major injuries on his head.

Talking to HT, Saman’s brother Naman said: “While leaving home, he had said that he was going at nearby place and would return by evening. When he didn’t come back, I searched for him and since I had no contact details of the girl I could not contact her.

None of the friends or even relatives had any information and it was only at noon that I got a call informing me about the accident.”

Neha and her family refused to give further details.

Neha was accompanied by her father KK Sharma to the hospital. The police brought the body to General hospital, Sector 6 where a post-mortem examination was conducted.

Later, the body was handed over to the family.

The cremation will take place on Monday afternoon and no case was registered till the filing of this report.

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