Kin of hit-and-run victims block Ludhiana-Ferozepur road for 4 hrs, say cops shielding accused
COMMUTERS ON LUDHIANA-FEROZEPUR HIGHWAY HARRIED Say will not cremate victims’ bodies till the accused are arrested; officials pacify protesters, announce Rs 6 lakh to family and Rs 1 lakh for treatment of injured childpunjab Updated: May 03, 2017 09:58 IST
Family members of victims, who died in a hit-and-run case on Ludhiana-Ferozepur road near Baddowal, with locals have blocked traffic in Mullanpur Dakha for four hours on Tuesday, shouting slogans against police for not arresting the accused.
They said will not cremate the body until the arrest of the accused.
Commuters had a tough time as the protest started at 12pm and continued for four hours.
However, Naid tehsildar Joginder Singh and Mullanpur Dakha deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Sarabjit Singh reached the spot and pacified the protesters.
They announced compensation of Rs 6 lakh to the aggrieved family and Rs 1 lakh for the treatment of their daughter, who was injured in the mishap.
Gurdeep Singh, son of the deceased Raj Singh, said that they had to hold protest as police have not been able to identify the accused. He demanded the police should identify the accused and arrest him without any delay.
Mullanpur Dakha station house officer inspector Gurpreet Singh said the police have already registered a case under Sections 304 A (causing death due to negligence), 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code against unidentified accused.
The police have launched a manhunt for arrest of the accused.
60-year-old Raj Singh and his 11-year-old grandson Gurnoor Singh have lost their lives after an unidentified vehicle hit their motorcycle on Ludhiana-Ferozepur road near Baddowal village on Sunday. In the incident, 8-year-old granddaughter of the victim Supreet Kaur also suffered injuries. She has been admitted to a private hospital in Ludhiana, where her condition has been stated critical.