Six people, including four of a family, were killed and two seriously injured in different road mishaps in the district on Friday.
Police officials said Balkar Singh, 55, his wife Paramjit Kaur, 52, his son Rachhpal Singh, 21 and his brother-in-law Darbara Singh, 47, all residents of Rampura Phul of Bathinda district, were killed when a speeding truck hit their car on the Moga-Barnala national highway near Baude village, under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 30 km from here.
The nearby villagers rushed them to the Dr Mathura Dass civil hospital here, where doctors declared them ‘brought dead’. According to information, Balkar Singh and members of his family were returning from Gurdaspur after joining a cremation ceremony of a close relative.
“The driver of the truck, which hit their car, fled from the spot. A case has been registered against the unknown truck driver,” said a police official.
Pal Singh, 42, of Nathuwala Garbi under Baghapurana subdivision was killed when he lost control over his motorcycle and hit another motorcycle coming from the opposite side.
Iqbal Hussain, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Nihal Singh Wala police station, said Pal Singh died on the spot while the other motorcyclist Bohar Singh, 47, a resident of Aaklia Jalal village in Bathinda district, was seriously injured.
He was rushed to the local civil hospital where the doctors referred him to Dayanand medical college and hospital, Ludhiana, due to his critical health situation, the ASI said.
The police official said, “However, a case has been registered against Bohar Singh under Sections 304-A, 337 and 427 of IPC at Nihal Singh Wala police station. Further investigation is underway.”
In another accident, a 30-year-old man was hit by a train near Akalsar chowk on the Moga-Ferozepur railway track on Friday afternoon while he was trying to cross the railway track. The police official said the body has not been identified so far.
"It will be kept at the Moga civil hospital for identification and we have alerted all police districts. The post mortem will be conducted after 72 hours," a police official said.
Kashmir Singh of Bhinder Kalan village in Dharamkot, was injured after a speeding car hit him near Jalalabad village on the Moga-Jalandhat national highway here.