Six members of a family, including four children of age below 10 years, were crushed to death by a tipper truck in Patiala in the wee hours of August 15. The family was living in a temporary built house at the construction site near Rajindra Medical College.
The deceased was working as labourer at the construction site. The incident took place around 2 am on Saturday, when the driver in bid to unload the sand lost the control over truck, and ran over the temporary house built at the construction site.
Six members sleeping in the room indentified as Raju (32), his wife Mansi (30), and their kids Suresh (10), Neha (5), Sheetal (3) and Khushi (1) were crushed to death under the weight of the truck, which also overturned after hitting the bricks.
Meanwhile, it was a miraculous escape for five others in the incident, as had the truck not overturned, it would have crushed them as well as it had almost entered into their shanties. The injured were immediately taken to the hospital for treatment. The family members of the deceased labourer had shifted from Uttar Pradesh to Punjab, as Raju was working her.
The police has arrested Gurbachan Singh, the driver of truck, and registered a FIR under section 304A, 279 and 337 of the IPC. The case has been registered on the statement of Ganga Ram, a resident of UP.