23-yr-old woman killed in mishap; family loses sole earning hand

  • Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 16, 2015 09:20 IST
Yogita Bali- 23-year-old who died in an accident on Sunday. (HT photo)

A family of six lost their breadwinner in 23-year-old Yogita Bali, who was killed in a road mishap in Kishangarh, on Sunday afternoon.

The mishap occurred at 2:30 pm when Yogita was returning home after giving home tuitions in Chandigarh.

Yogita was on a scooter when a car allegedly hit the two-wheeler from behind, flinging her to a side. She hit a roadside tree and received head injuries. Yogita was rushed to the civil hospital in Manimajra, from where she was referred to the Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, where she was declared brought dead at about 5 pm.

Manimajra SHO Jaswinder Singh said, “As per the preliminary investigation, the victim hit a tree after being hit by a car from behind. We are verifying the details. The victim was without a helmet. There is a possibility that the victim lost control on the two-wheeler and rammed into a tree.”

However, a case has been registered against an unidentified person under the Sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304 A (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

Family members of the deceased who had reached the Manimajra civil hospital claimed that the hospital staff showed little urgency in treating Yogita as they were more concerned about a police complaint first.

“When her condition deteriorated, the hospital referred her and arranged for an ill-equipped ambulance which didn’t even have an oxygen mask,” said a relative of the victim.

A resident of Sector 4, Mansa Devi Complex, Yogita was living with her parents and four siblings (three brothers and a sister). Yogita had completed her post graduation from Government College for Girls, Sector 11 in 2014 and after her studies and started giving tuitions to school students to support her family.

Being the eldest among the siblings, she was the sole breadwinner in the family.

Lovely Kumar, her 19-year-old younger brother, said, “My father is bedridden as he is suffering from brain tumour and we can not even afford to tell him about the tragedy. My mother is inconsolable. We have lost the most important person of our family.”

Victim’s father Rajinder Kumar used to earn a living by selling coconuts at Mansa Devi Complex before he was diagonosed with brain tumour six months ago. He had undergone a surgery two weeks ago and since then he is in a vegetative state.

Officials at the emergency ward at Government Multi Specialty Hospital-16 said, “A woman was brought to the hospital at about 5pm, but she was declared brought dead.”

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