NRI among four killed in road mishap in Moga
Four youths, including a Canada-based NRI, were killed in a road mishap on Friday late night, when a speeding Swift car collided head-on with a tractor-trolley at Moga-Kotkapura state highway near Singhan Wala village, 11 km from Moga.punjab Updated: Dec 27, 2014 22:13 IST
Four youths, including a Canada-based NRI, were killed in a road mishap on Friday late night when a speeding Swift car collided head-on with a tractor-trolley at Moga-Kotkapura state highway near Singhan Wala village, 11 km from here.
Police officials said the deceased have been identified as NRI Husandeep Singh, 19, Swaran Singh, 23, Lovepreet Singh, 21-- all residents of Gholia Kalan village under Baghapurana sub-division and Sukhpreet Singh, 24, a resident of Nahal Khote village in Moga.
A pal of gloom descended on the Gholia Kalan village on Saturday after some prominent villagers of Singhan Wala, conveyed this tragic news to the panchayat members of Gholia Kalan.
Naib Singh, uncle of the NRI Husandeep Singh, said the family members of his nephew Husandeep had been living in Canada for long. “Husandeep, who was the only son of my brother, had come to his native village Gholia Kalan two months ago. Husandeep and his friends were managing a programme for New Year’s celebrations and had gone to Moga for the same. But fate had something else in store for them,” he said.
Station house officer (SHO) of Charik police station said, “During the primary investigation we found that when youths reached near Singhan Wala, their car collided head-on with a sand loaded tractor-trolley which was illegally parked at state highway in foggy night. After the accident the driver of the tractor-trolley fled from the spot,” said SHO.
The bodies were brought to the Dr Mathura Dass Pahwa Civil Hospital, Moga, on Saturday by the police where a special team of the doctors conducted post-mortem of the bodies.
Gurmail Singh, deputy superintendent of police (DSP), said, “A case has been registered against unidentified driver of the tractor-trolley at Moga city-south police station in this connection on the statement of Naib Singh. However, further investigation is underway at the moment.”