Vehicles collide outside MLA Hostel in Sector 4; two killed, one injured

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 28, 2014 12:05 IST

Two people were killed and another injured in a head-on collision between a Honda Activa and a motorcycle outside Punjab MLA Hostel, Sector 4, on Monday night.

Anish, the Honda Activa driver, was on his way to Nayagaon and came out on the main road from the MLA Complex, while the second of the dead, Devi Dutt, on his motorcycle was heading straight on the T-point road at Sector-3, when the two wheelers collided. Both died of serious head injuries.

The pillion rider of Anish, Mam Chanda, survived. The police said that both the scooter riders were carrying helmets, but it was yet to be ascertained if they were fastened properly.

Police said that Anish, 31, worked at the Punjab MLA hostel, while Devi Dutt Bhatt, 45, was working with a caterer.

The three were immediately rushed to PGIMER after Brijesh, another of Anil’s cousin noticed the accident. Anish was declared brought dead, Devi Dutt succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 3 police station, Harjit Kaur, said: “Preliminary investig ations indicate that Bhatt was on driving on the wrong side of the road. A case under Sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304-A (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 3 police station.

Victim took a different route

It was perhaps destined to be. Anish Kumar deviated from his normal route on Sunday as he had to drop his cousin. Both of the dead were the only two earning members of their families. Devi Dutt Bhatt, a resident of Kaimbwala is survived by five daughters and a son. His wife is a homemaker. Similarly Anish Kumar is survived by his three children and wife, who is not employed anywhere. Anish was staying in government accommodation at sector 39 and had got a job in MLA hostel after his father’s death.

Brijesh, brother of Anish, said that he called an hour before the accident that he would be back within an hour, but it was not to be.

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