A husband-wife duo, identified as Kulwinder Singh (47) and Rajwinder Kaur (45), was killed when their car was allegedly hit by a speeding bus near Verka here on Thursday.
The car was reportedly crushed by the bus that mounted atop the car, killing the woman on the spot, while injuring Kulwinder Singh and their daughter Sukhmeet Kaur and son-in-law Kuljeet Singh. The injured were rushed to a hospital, where Kulwinder Singh, an employee with the intelligence wing of the Punjab police posted at Bathinda, succumbed to his injuries later.
A case has been registered under sections 304-A, 427, 337, 338 of the IPC at the Verka police station on the complaint of Amandeep Singh, a son of the victims.
The car in question was reportedly crushed by the bus that mounted atop the car, killing the lady instantly and injuring her husband Kulwinder Singh, daughter Sukhmeet Kaur and son-in-law Kuljeet Singh, who were accompanying them. The injured were rushed to the hospital for treatment where Kulwinder Singh succumbed to his injuries later.
The passersby, who witnessed the accident, pushed away the bus to salvage the car and its occupants. The impact of the collision damaged the car completely.
Puran Singh, SHO, Verka police station, said the couple and their children and son-in-law had come to meet some relatives in Makhanwindi village. "They were on their way back to Bathinda when the incident took place," he said.
He added that the speeding bus was coming from the opposite dirction and the impact was so
."Not only did it crush the car, killing the lady, but also climbed on top of it and was shoved away by obliging passersby. Kulwinder Singh, who was employed with the intelligence wing of the police, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. A case has been registered in this regard," he said.