In a mishap where both the parties had taken to the road allegedly after drinking, two young lives were lost and three injured after an Innova rammed into their two bikes in Sector 34, in the wee hours of Sunday.
The deceased — Mukesh, 18 and Pinku, 25, — were Burail residents and worked at the Burger Point in Sector 36. The injured have been identified as Mukesh Verma, Parmod and Vinod. Parmod and Vinod were on one bike, while the other three were on a separate bike that the deceased Mukesh was driving. Police claim that the five had gone on a drinking binge after work about 11pm on Saturday.
The Innova driver Raj Singh, of Badmajra village in SAS Nagar, has been arrested. Police claim that he was also drunk at the time of the accident.
‘Innova hit the bikes two times’
Police sources claim that the Innova, driven by Raj, first hit the bike on which Parmod and Vinod were travelling near Canara bank in Sector 34. After an argument, the five friends on two bikes moved on.
The police, however, claim that an inebriated Raj followed the bikers and rammed into them again near Hotel Orange in Sector 35. The impact of the collision was such that the Innova hit an electric pole and got stuck and its tyres burst.
“We have arrested Raj Singh of Badmajra village in SAS Nagar. A case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by endangering life or personal liberty of others), and 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC has been registered,” said Sector 34 SHO Paramjit Kaur.