A speeding Haryana Roadways bus crushed two 19-year-old youths to death near Sector 47/48 light point around 12.30am on Friday.
The victims have been identified as Abhishek Malik, a resident of Hisar, and Ilin Sason of Shimla.
The incident took place when both the victims, who were riding a motorcycle bearing registration number UK-04K-2220, were on the way back to their paying guest (PG) accommodation in Sector 20 from SAS Nagar.
They were reportedly hit by a rashly driven bus bearing registration number HR-55N-4645, which was coming from Delhi and was heading towards the Sector-43 bus stand.
The bus dragged the victims, who came under the front wheel of the bus, to over 100 m before coming to a halt.
The police was informed and the victims were rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32. They were declared brought dead by a team of doctors.
The driver of the bus, Parveen Kumar, a resident of Rohtak, fled the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. Passengers were sitting in the bus at the time of incident.
A case under Sections 279, 337 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered against the driver in the Sector-31 police station. The bodies of the victims were handed over to the family after a post-mortem.
Both the victims were studying in PIE institute in Sector 21. Malik is survived by parents and a younger sister. His father, Rajpal, is sub-inspector with the Haryana police.
Ilin Sason was the only child of his parents. His father, Gurjinder Singh, is working with a Shimla-based bank.
In another incident, a 31-year-old resident of SAS Nagar sustained serious injuries after the motorcycle he was travelling on was knocked down by a truck near Sector 34/35 roundabout. The victim has been identified as Talvinder Singh. He was rushed to a hospital, where he is currently under treatment.