Two days after a Jujhar company private bus mowed down two minor sisters at Jagraon in this district, another crushed to death a fruit-seller on Wednesday.
The accident occurred on the Ferozepur road near Kingsville resort here close to Mullanpur, killing Bihar’s Sharwan Kumar Sahu (32) on the spot. The migrant was putting up at Bhanor village and he had come to a Mullanpur hospital with his wife, Kiran Devi, and two children (one aged 3 years and the other eight months) to see a friend.
Sahu had alighted from an auto-rickshaw and met a motorcyclist friend, whom he asked to drop his wife and children home. Crossing the road after this, he got hit by the bus coming from the Ferozepur side and fell on the other side of the highway. His neighbour, Ranjit Kaur, said: “The man had come to Ludhiana 15 years ago, and two months ago brought his wife and children from Bihar.”
A police team from Mullanpur inspected the scene of accident. The victim’s family agreed to register a case after some reluctance. Accused bus driver Davinder Singh of Ferozepur’s Sarhali village had abandoned the bus and fled, said assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Hardeep Singh of the Mullanpur police station.
Police impounded the bus and the victim’s family claimed his body after autopsy. The case was registered under Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).