Six persons were killed when their Tata Indica car collided head-on with a Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus near Hamirgarh Dhaipai village in Mansa district on Tuesday morning.
The victims, who worked as roadside vendors of fast food, were on their way back after a wedding in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district when the mishap took place around 9:30am. The car passengers, all natives of Bihar, had been residing at Balongi village in SAS Nagar district.
They were identified as Urjit Paswan, Naresh Kumar, Suresh Kumar, Rakesh Kumar, and brothers Udesh Kumar and Hira Lal.
Mansa deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Rupinder Bhardwaj said bus driver Ranjit Singh, a resident of Ukand Wala village near Jaitu in Faridkot district, had been arrested. A case under Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against him on the statement of Dharmendra Paswan, Urjit’s father.