An 18-year-old girl was crushed to death after a tractor-trolley hit her in Kala Sanghya, Kapurthala on Monday while she was crossing the road.
The victim, who has been identified as Priya, a resident of Kala Sanghya, was going to home in the evening when the speeding tractor-trolley was coming from the Nakodar side. Priya died on the spot.
After the accident, passersby took hold of the driver and handed him over to the police. The driver has been identified as Balvir Singh, a resident of Jamsher in Jalandhar.
Hargurdev Singh, station house officer (SHO) said that the body of the deceased has been kept in the mortuary and will be handed over to the family tomorrow after post-mortem.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered under sections 279 and 304a of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sadar police station in Kapurthala.