Ludhiana: Trader crushed to death by speeding crane
A speeding crane crushed a plastic trader to death while he was out for a morning walk; the operator, who fled from the spot, has been booked for reckless driving and causing death by negligence
A speeding crane crushed a plastic trader to death while he was out for a morning walk near Bhagwan Chowk on Saturday morning.
The victim has been identified as Inder Kumar, 55, of Jaimal Road, Janta Nagar.
The incident has been captured on a CCTV camera installed outside a factory near the spot.
The crane operator, identified as Raj Kishor of Janta Nagar, managed to escape, leaving the machine on the spot. The Division Number 6 police have booked him for reckless driving and causing death by negligence based on the complaint of Inder’s cousin, who is an eye-witness.
Police impounded the crane and sent the body to civil hospital for postmortem.
Sub-inspector Madhu Bala, station house officer (SHO) at Division number 6 police station, said Inder had died on the spot.