Lalru:One cop was killed on the spot while two others sustained severe injuries after their speedy Scorpio vehicle, engaged in escort of a Haryana minister, overturned near Sarsini (Lalru) on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway on Monday night. Before falling on a stationary car at Kartar Dhaba, the car rammed into the road side and got tossed up in air due to reported blast in its front tyre. The injured cops have been admitted in GMCH, Chandigarh.
As per reports, the incident took place around 8.15 pm. A police escort vehicle
was moving behind the car of Narayangarh MLA and state minister Nayab Singh
Saini who was on way to Chandigarh from Ambala. Suddenly, the front tyre got burst and speedy Scorpio turned turtle uncontrolled. It rammed into a tree on its left road side and tossed up in air before overturning on a stationary car, parked at Kartar Dhaba.
Constable Sandip Kumar (25), son of Sohan Lal, a resident of Shonty village in Ambala district who was driving the vehicle, got entangled in it and died on the spot while his colleagues head constable commando Sanjiv and head constable Karampal sustained
severe injuries. They were rushed to GMCH, Chandigah in an ambulance of GMR company.
Lalru head constable Malkeet said the police had started inquest proceedings on the statement of injured Karampal. The body of Sandip had been handed over after post-mortem at Derabassi civil hospital on Tuesday.