Patiala: Punjabi University’s roads have literally turned in to killer lanes as another young life was lost in a gap of just one and half months after he was badly hit by a speeding car (HR 01AL 7402) inside the campus, here on Friday.
Only on August 12, a student died in an accident in the university premises.
The deceased is identified as Jatin Sen, aged 12, who was the son of Vice chancellor Jaspal Singh’s private cook, Chakar Bhadur.
Ironically Jatin was hit by 20 year old Parminder Singh, son of university’s security supervisor, Harinder Singh.
Investigating officer, Bhupinder Singh told HT that the accused, who was on his Verna car, hit the boy while he was on a cycle near Gol market, which is major commercial hub in the campus. His father was with him in another cycle, he added.
“While the accused has been booked under section 279 and 304-A, the police was yet to arrest him. His house was raided today but he was found there. We have asked his father to produce him before the police at the earliest,” said the IO
Students held candle march, announced indefinite protest from Monday
Meanwhile, there is unrest in university following the incident. More than 500 students joined candle march to condemn the incident and announced a indefinite protest
While condemned the incident, Amarjit Bajeke, general secretary of Democratic Student Organisation (DSO) said that they would ghero VC office on Monday besides holding indefinite protest to register their protest.
He said that despite assurance, PU failed to ban the entry of on the bullet motorcycles and four tyre vehicles in the university premises.
He said their protest would remain on till the time the university does not regulate traffic inside the campus.