Chandigarh: Bike catches fire, student from Leh killed near Panjab University

One was killed after his speeding bike caught fire and rammed into a divider, while the other also rammed into a divider.

punjab Updated: Feb 08, 2018 12:12 IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Burnt motorcycle at police station, Sector 11 in Chandigarh.(Sikander Singh/HT)

Speed snuffed life of two youngsters riding on motorcycle in separate accidents on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday in Chandigarh.

In a freak accident, Rigzin Norbu, 20, hailing from Leh died when his motorcycle crashed into the median on Sector 14-15 dividing road after his bike caught fire. He was on his way to Nayagoan village in Mohali, where he was staying on rent, when the accident took place at about 10.45pm on Tuesday.

Norbu had turned 20 on January 29 and was pursuing graduation through evening classes at Panjab University.

The police was informed about the incident by an eye-witness, Chander Sharma, a student of Jetking Institute. “He was in speed when the bike suddenly caught fire and rammed into the divider,” Chander told police.

As per the eye-witness, the impact was such that he fell about 30 meters away from his bike. He sustained head injury and his chest was ripped after hitting the ground.

“We have registered a case and are waiting for the family so that the postmortem can be done. We are investigating that how his bike caught fire,” said inspector Dalbir Singh, acting station house officer of Sector 11 police station.

SD College student killed

In another accident, a 19 year old student of SD College was killed after his Bullet motorcycle rammed into a divider in Sector 35, Chandigarh.

The deceased is identified as Gurkabir Singh, who was staying in Manimajra on rent. The accident took place at 2.15am when his motorcycle hit the divider and then crashed into the railing on the median.

Gurkabir hails from Uttarakhand and was pursuing a diploma from SD College.

As per police, Gurkabir sustained head injuries as he was not wearing helmet. Police sources informed that Gurkabir was returning to Manimajra after having party with his friends in Mohali.

“The deceased was not wearing helmet and was in speed when he rammed into the divider. We have registered a case and informed his parents, who are on way to city,” said inspector Naseeb Singh, station house officer of Sector 36 police station.

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 18:36 IST