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Speeding truck leaves taxi driver dead near Zirakpur’s Chhat village

By, Mohali
Aug 08, 2023 04:21 AM IST

The deceased, Varinder Singh, 37, hailed from Haryana. Police said he was driving from Rajpura to Zirakpur, when a rashly driven truck, coming from Dera Bassi, rammed into his car around 4 am

In yet another hit-and-run accident in Mohali, a 37-year-old taxi driver was killed after a speeding truck hit his vehicle near Chhat light point on the Zirakpur-Patiala road in the wee hours of Monday.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code against the unidentified truck driver has been booked at the Zirakpur police station. (iStock)
A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code against the unidentified truck driver has been booked at the Zirakpur police station. (iStock)

The deceased, Varinder Singh, 37, hailed from Haryana. Police said he was driving from Rajpura to Zirakpur, when a rashly driven truck, coming from Dera Bassi, rammed into his car around 4 am.

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The truck initially collided with the traffic lights, before ploughing into the deceased’s vehicle. He drove off leaving Singh bleeding behind.

Singh’s brother Surender, who also drives a taxi, told police that he was waiting for him at the Chhat light point, as they had to go somewhere together.

Surender rushed his brother to a private hospital, where staff referred him to GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, due to his critical condition. But he succumbed to his injuries before reaching the hospital.

Police have registered a case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code against the unidentified truck driver at the Zirakpur police station.

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