Hundreds of migrant workers are headed back to their hometowns on foot amid the lockdown that has led to the closing down of industries and businesses, costing them their jobs.(ANI)
Hundreds of migrant workers are headed back to their hometowns on foot amid the lockdown that has led to the closing down of industries and businesses, costing them their jobs.(ANI)

Migrant worker from Bihar dies, companion injured as speeding SUV runs them over on Ambala highway

Police say the labourers were daily-wage workers in Ambala itself and were not going to Bihar
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:44 PM IST

Ambala: A migrant labourer from Bihar’s Purnia district was killed and his companion was injured when they were run over by a Toyota Innova on a highway in Ambala district on Tuesday morning.

Police said the incident occurred when four migrant labourers were walking on the Ambala-Saha National Highway 444A that connects Ambala with Yamunanagar and further with Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district.

Superintendent of police Abhishek Jorwal said that the labourers were working as daily-wage workers in Ambala itself and were not going to Bihar.

Complainant Vinod Mandal said, “Four of us are from the same village in Bihar. We were walking to Khuda Khurd village in search of work around 7am when a speeding vehicle coming from Ambala cantonment side hit Ashok Kumar and Pinku from behind, killing Ashok on the spot. A passer-by took Pinku to the civil hospital from where he was referred to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. The driver of the Toyota Innova sped away after the accident.”

Investigating officer Gurdev Singh said, “Ashok Kumar was in his early forties, while the injured labourer Pinku is in his late thirties. We have registered a case under

Sections 279, 337 and 304A of the IPC at Mahesh Nagar police station and are investigating the case with the vehicle details provided by the complainant.”

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