Two lives snuffed out on killer roads in Patiala district

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: May 17, 2016 12:17 IST

Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in Patiala district on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Udesh Kumar, a resident of Dheeru Nagar, Patiala and Akashdeep Singh, a resident of Mandor village, 15 kilometers from here.

In the first incident, which was a hit and run case, Mani, wife of deceased Udesh, complained to the police that an unidentified person had rammed his vehicle into his husband’s bicycle near Dheeru Ki Majri on April 28.

She said after the accident, the driver ran away from the spot with his vehicle, leaving her husband injured on the road. She added that her husband died on Saturday because of the injuries sustained in the accident.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Patiala civil lines police station on Sunday.

Station house officer (SHO) said the investigations were on to identify the culprit and the dead body was handed over to the family members after the postmortem.

In the second incident, which took place on Sunday, Gurpreet Singh, father of deceased Akashdeep, alleged that while he was going on a scooter with his wife and son, a tractor-trolley, which was being driven by Wazir Singh, a resident of Bhadson town, hit into their scooter near Sudhewal village near Bhadson and they sustained injuries.

He added that doctors at the local hospital declared his son, Akashdeep Singh, brought dead. The police registered a case under Sections 279, 304A and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC at Bhadson police station.

Investigation officer (IO) Nazar Singh informed that they had arrested the accused and impounded the vehicle in the case. He added that as the offences were bailable, the accused was released on bail.

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