In yet another fatal incident caused by stray cattle in Haryana, four youths were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck in Khatkar village of Jind district on Wednesday.
The driver of the car reportedly lost control over the vehicle in order to save a stray cow on the road.
The four victims, identified as Kapil Kumar of Jind, Vivek Rai of Varanasi (UP), Uttam Aggarwal of Bulandshahr (UP) and Ashish Kumar of Ghaziabad (UP), were working in a multi-national corporation at Noida.
Eyewitnesses told the police that the four men travelling in a Swift car near Uchana met with the accident when a cow suddenly came in front of them. In order to save the cow, the driver took a turn and collided with a truck parked on the roadside. The collision was so fierce that all four died on the spot.
The police said the victims had come to Jind to distribute wedding cards of two of them. Their marriages were scheduled to take place on November 10 and in early December. “We have sent the bodies for postmortem. We are waiting for their family members to come here,” Uchana SHO Raj Kumar said.
Stray cattle often cause road accidents in Haryana. With gaushalas overcrowded, hundreds of cows are roaming on the roads in the state, causing frequent accidents.