Woman, two daughters crushed to death in Moga
A 45-year-old woman and her two daughters were crushed to death by an overloaded tipper on a busy section of the Ludhiana-Ferozepur national highway on Thursday morning.punjab Updated: Oct 06, 2016 18:07 IST
A 45-year-old woman and her two daughters were crushed to death by an overloaded tipper on a busy section of the Ludhiana-Ferozepur national highway on Thursday morning.
The accident took place opposite the senior superintendent of police (SSP) office here.
The tipper (HP 31 B 0398), belonging to Continental Construction Projects Limited, was being reversed to unload the sand for construction of an over-bridge when Aruna Devi and her daughters, Savita (5) and Sarita (10), got crushed under it, resulting in instant death.
Tipper’s driver Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Ghal Khurd village in Ferozepur, said he didn’t see that the trio were behind the tipper.
The deceased were natives of Sahnewal in Ludhiana and had been residing in the slum near the grain market from almost a decade.
Paramjit Singh (18), Devi’s son who was accompanying, in his first information report (FIR), stated that all of them were returning home after getting medicine. While crossing the road, the tipper driver, who was reversing his vehicle, crushed his mother and sisters.
A huge crowd gathered at the spot following the incident. The bodies have been taken to the Moga civil hospital.
Kulwant Singh, assistant sub-inspector (ASI)-cum-investigating officer said that after conducting post-mortem the bodies will be handed over to the family members.
Police have impounded the truck and arrested the driver after registering a case under Sections 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash driving on a public way) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).