A minor was killed while two others were seriously injured when a rashly-driven motorcycle they were riding hit a tree near gurdwara in Sector 22 on Monday.
The deceased was driving the motorcycle which was completely damaged as it hit the tree at a high speed after the minor lost control over it.
All three youths were without helmets.
The deceased has been identified as Pawandeep Singh Mani, 15, a Class-12 student of Government Model School in Sector 37.
The the injured have been identified as Paras, 12, a Class-9 student of Shishu Niketan School in Sector 22, and Atul, a Class-10 student of Guru Gobind Public School in Sector 35.
Though all of them were Sector-22 residents, Mani also has a house in Balongi.
Mani is a relative of the owner of Malwa Tyres in Sector 22.
The motorcycle belonged to Paras. His parents said he did not took permission from them before taking the motorcycle.
However, some of the relatives of Paras, seeking anonymity, alleged that a police control room (PCR) vehicle was chasing the minors when the accident took place.
The police, however, denied the allegation.
Desh Raj Singh, police post in-charge, Sector 22, said the incident took place around 9am and minors were not wearing helmets. They were going towards Shishu Niketan School in Sector 22 when the driver lost control before turning the motorcycle at a curve near the gurdwara and rammed into the tree.
Police took the victims to hospital where Mani was declared brought dead, while condition of Paras was serious and was later referred to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).
Atul is admitted to Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, and his condition is stated to be normal.
Sunny, brother of the deceased, said all three youths were very close friends and had taken a leave from their schools to attend the birthday party of one of their friends.
Sunny added that his brother was close to them as they all were childhood friends.
Desh Raj said, “The body of the deceased has been handed over to the parents and police have initiated proceedings under section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).”