A three-year-old boy was killed after a speeding truck mowed him down while his brother had a narrow escape in the accident near Pathankot bypass here, police said on Thursday.
“The two brothers were repairing their bicycle when the truck hit one of them killing him on the spot. He has been identified as Lal Badshah,” Jalandhar police commissioner said.
The boy died on the spot while his elder brother had a narrow escape, said the officer.
The boys are resident of Harigobind Nagar area.
The truck driver, Sukhdev Singh, was arrested and his vehicle was seized, police said.
He has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and investigation is underway, they said.