A day after a Jujhar company bus mowed down two minor sisters in Jagraon, the Punjab child rights panel has directed the area senior superintendent of police (SSP) to provide it with details about the accident.
Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairman Sukesh Kalia said on Tuesday he has asked Jagraon SSP Upinder Singh Ghuman to send the investigating officer (IO) in the case to Chandigarh on June 21. “I told the Jagraon SSP over phone that there is a need to look into all aspects of the case. I will discuss the case with the IO, and then take appropriate action,” said Kalia.
Kalia said he will also look into the compensation to be given to the deceased’s kin and direct the authorities concerned to provide it, so that there “are no gaps left”.
Sneha, 12, and Shrishti, 7, were on way home to Jawaddi in Ludhiana from a relative’s home at Ferozepur when the accident occurred on Monday morning. As the driver and conductor abandoned the bus and fled, an outraged public pelted the passenger vehicle with stones. Later, the driver was arrested and charged with murder.