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Four injured as car collides with two motorcycles on highway in Mullanpur

The police has been investigating the matter and yet to register the case.

punjab Updated: Jul 15, 2017 09:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Mangled remains of Maruti Swift car. (HT Photo)

Four motorcyclists were injured as a Maruti Swift car collided with them near Omaxe Mall on Kurali-Chandigarh highway in Mullanpur late on Thursday.

All of them sustained serious injuries and were stated to be critical.

The four victims, who were riding on two motorcycles, were identified as Puran Singh, Rohit, Sukhdev Singh and Gurpreet Singh. Puran (43) and Rohit (22) suffered serious head injuries.

They live in Nayagaon and belong to Uttarakhand. Puran is a field officer and Rohit is a peon in Omaxe Limited in Mullanpur. Sukhdev and Gurpreet are residents of Dhaliwal village in Mullanpur.

Puran, Rohit and Sukhdev were referred to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. Gurpreet is admitted in Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16.

The four occupants of the car were unhurt in the collision. The accident occurred when the Swift’s driver Jatinder Singh, a Maloya resident, was coming from the Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) side along with three other friends.

As they turned towards Mullanpur, they hit a motorcycle reportedly coming from the wrong side on a slip road of the highway.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and rammed into another bike on the other side of the highway.

Jatinder works for the Red Cross Society in Chandigarh. His father, Sukhwinder Singh, is a CTU (Chandigarh Transport Undertaking) employee.

Police said they suspected this to be a drink-driving accident and have referred Jatinder for a medical examination at the civil hospital in Kharar. They are awaiting the result of the report.

However, on the statement of Puran and Rohit’s family, they have booked Jatinder for various offences, they added. Police have taken the car into custody and detained Jatinder.

A case was registered under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code.

First Published: Jul 14, 2017 12:02 IST