A man was killed and another seriously injured when a train rammed into a ‘peter rehra’ at an unmanned railway crossing near Marar Kalan village on Thursday.
Vijay Kumar (40), a resident of village Marar Kalan in Muktsar, was killed on the spot while Sarabjeet Singh (35) was seriously injured in the accident. The victims worked as junk dealers and were coming back to their village when the accident took place. Vijay was driving the ‘peter rehra’, also known as ‘jugad’, while Sarbjeet was sitting along with him.
The vehicle was passing through the crossing as the Kotkapura-Fazilka DMU train rammed into it, flinging it away at a distance.
Injured Sarabjeet Singh was rushed to the civil hospital, Kotkapura from where he was referred to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot.
The government railway police have registered a case against Vijay Kumar for carelessly driving the vehicle which led to the accident.Peter rehra, which is an unauthorised vehicle, had been banned by the Punjab and Haryana high court.