Four Ludhiana men among 5 killed in mishap on Yamuna Expressway
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Four Ludhiana men among 5 killed in mishap on Yamuna Expressway

The hired driver, Dalbir Singh, was also killed.

punjab Updated: Jul 07, 2017 21:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times Ludhiana
Ludhiana accident,Accident in Punjab,Yamuna Expressway accident
Family members of the deceased grieving in Ludhiana on Friday.(HT Photo)

Four Ludhiana men, from an extended family, were among five killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura on Friday morning.

The hired driver, Dalbir Singh, was also killed. The police said Dalbir dozed off and rammed the Ford Eco-Sport into a divider.

Those dead include grocery shopowner Prem Parkash Papneja, 45, of Gill Road. Papneja’s nephew (brother’s son) Yadav Papneja, 18; Papneja’s brother-in-law Rajesh Grover alias Raju, 45, and Grover’s son Saransh, 18, have also been killed. The Grovers stayed at Manjit Road.

Papneja had borrowed the car for the trip from neighbour Surinder Kumar Tony as he wanted to be there on Guru Purnima on July 9. They had started from Ludhiana after midnight.

He is survived by wife Shobha, daughter Khushbu, 20, and son Raghav, 18.

The Mathura Police called up his family on Friday morning and told them that the driver, Dalbir, lost control over the car and crashed it into a road driver, leading to the deaths. Papneja’s family members left for Mathura to get the bodies.

Yadav Papneja, 18, was the only brother of two brothers. His sisters Divya and Ragini are in state of shock as are their parents.

Car owner did not go; disability saved him

Surinder Kumar Tony, of Gill Road, who lent his car to his neighbour Papneja for the trip, has a problem with foot. He had also planned to go for the trip, but backed out after he realised that he will have to walk his way once inside the temple in Vrindavan.

Those dead

•Prem Parkash Papneja, 45, of Gill Road

•Papneja’s nephew (brother’s son) Yadav Papneja, 18

•Paapneja’s brother-in-law (sister’s husband) Rajesh Grover Raju, 45

•Grover’s son Saransh, 18

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 21:50 IST