One killed in road accident; crowd sets truck ablaze

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2015 20:27 IST

A crowd of people went berserk and set a truck ablaze after it crushed a local resident on Sunday morning. The deceased has been identified as Sanjeev Kumar, 37, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar colony here. The incident took place around 10:30am when Sanjeev was going towards a market near the grain market.

ASI Surjeet Singh said according to witnesses, the overspeeding truck lost control and rammed into Sanjeev's motorcycle crushing him to death.

He was rushed to a local hospital but was declared dead there.

The accused driver, indentified as Jagga Singh, instead of stopping the vehicle, tried to escape, but later on managed to flee leaving his vehicle on the spot. The agitated people then broke the truck's windowpanes before setting it afire.

Later, the local police reached the spot and controlled the situation. A fire brigade team doused the fire.

ASI Surjit Singh said a case of negligence has been registered against the accused driver, who was later on arrested.

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