A late night joyride for four Nepalese youngsters — all working with a private construction company — ended in a high-speed car crash killing one of them and critically injuring the other three. Khag Bahadur, alias Deepak, was killed when the driver Bahadur, alias Badal Rana, lost control over the Maruti Ciaz (CH 01 BB 9681) and it rammed into a pole near the TDI City.
The impact was so strong that the pole was uprooted. All passengers were in their mid-20s. Badal Rana had brought out the car of his employer and they had got on to Airport Road after a trip to Chappar Chiri at around 2am on Tuesday.
They were on their way to Kharar.
The injured have been identified as Asa Ram, alias Anshu, and Raj Bahadur, alias Raju. They were taken to SAS Nagar civil hospital, from where one was referred to a private hospital.
SECOND DEATH AT THE SAME POINT THIS MONTH
With 11 people losing their lives on the ‘killer’ Airport Road over the past eight months, the authorities need to work to ensure no more deaths take place on the stretch.
RESIDENTS STARTLED BY SOUND OF IMPACT
“A loud sound woke me up and I rushed outside my house to see the mangled car with four people stuck inside the vehicle. We rushed to their rescue. One was dead and the others were seriously injured,” said Satbir Singh, a resident of Ballomajra, SAS Nagar.
“The vehicle is registered in name of West Tower Mundi, Kharar. The driver lost control. The speedometer shows the speed at 200 km per hour. We have registered a case against Badal Rana for rash and negligent driving,” said SAS Nagar senior superintendent of police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar.
A case has been registered under Sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
POLICE TAKE 12 HOURS TO ESTABLISH VICTIMS’ IDENTITY
The police took more than 12 hours to establish the identity of the deceased as well as the injured.
Till noon, the Balongi station house officer under whose jurisdiction the area comes did not have any information to share either with the relatives or the media. The statements of the victims had also not been recorded.