Labourer killed in hit-and-run; kin block traffic in Ludhiana

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 21, 2016 15:03 IST
Family members of the labourer blocking the Southern bypass in Ludhiana on Saturday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

A 35-year-old labourer was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle on the Jawaddi Canal Bridge.

The victim has been identified as Sonu, 35, a migrant labourer. He was reportedly crossing the road when a speeding car hit him. The car driver fled from the spot.


The kin of the deceased blocked the traffic at Southern bypass for three hours by lying dead body on road and staged a protest.

Due to rain and traffic blockade of Jawaddi, Dugri, Model Town and adjoining areas remained affected causing inconvenience to the commuters. A minor scuffle was reported between commuters and protesters, when some people tried to cross.

The police intervened and handled the matter.

The protesters alleged that the road has turned accident prone, as four accidents have taken place in last few months. The protest was lifted at 4.30pm after senior police officials reached the spot and assured the victim’s family of strict action against the culprits. Later, the body was shifted to the civil hospital for post mortem.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) Rattan Singh Brar said they have initiated investigation in the case and the accused driver will be identified.

A case of reckless driving and death due to negligence has been registered against the driver of an unidentified vehicle at SBS Nagar police station.

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