Four persons were killed in two road accidents at Singha village on the Jalandhar-Moga highway on Sunday morning.In the first incident at around 8.20 am, a rashly driven truck (PB11-W-9825) loaded with bricks rammed into a Toyota Innova (PB10-U-4258) which hit an auto-rickshaw that further knocked down an Activa.
Three lives were lost while two suffered serious injuries.The truck driver managed to flee.The truck was coming from Baghapurana subdivision of Moga district and was heading to Jalandhar.
The police said auto-rickshaw driver Mahinder Singh, a passenger, Sarabjit Kaur, died on the spot while Anita Rani who was riding the Activa died at the civil hospital.
Anita’s husband Avinash Rai and Innova driver Bacchi sustained serious injuries and were admitted to hospital where their condition is reported to be critical.
The Lambra police have registered case against Innova driver Bachhi, a resident of Nakodar, and truck driver Bittu of Jalalabad in Moga under sections 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of 50 rupees) of the Indian Penal Code at the Lambra police station.
The police have yet to arrest the truck driver and teams have been sent to nab him.In another incident on the same stretch, Simran, a resident of Sehmi village died on the spot when a speeding Tata Safari hit her when she was going to her village from the Lambra market.
Safari driver Nek Singh of Khosa village in Moga managed to flee. He was nabbed at PAP Chowk in Jalandhar.
The victim’s bodies have been sent to the civil hospital for post-mortem examination.