Chandigarh: A 45-year-old roadside vendor was killed after he was allegedly crushed by an overspeeding Mahindra Pick-up van here at Mani Majra, Chandigarh, on Wednesday late night. According to the police, the victim has been identified as Sipahi Lal (45). The victim was running an egg Rehri on the road footpath.
The police sources said that the incident took place at around 10.30 pm when the victim was selling boiled eggs, where suddenly a rashly-driven Mahindra Pick-up jeep (CH-01TA-1258) went on the road path and crushed the victim Sipahi Lal.
Hearing the screaming sound, the local people gathered around and informed the police and also held the jeep driver. The PCR team rushed the victim to Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), where duty doctors declared him brought dead. The police sources said that he died due to head injury.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested the accused jeep driver identified as Lalu Yadav, a resident of Indira Colony, Mani Majra, under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing hurt by act of endangering life or personal safety of others) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Police Station Mani Majra, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is in progress, said a police official.
Cop injured in accident
Chandigarh: A Constable of Chandigarh Police was injured after he rammed his motorcycle into a stationary truck here at Sector 26, Transport Light Point on Wednesday. According to the police, the victim Constable has been identified as Sandeep, a resident of Kishangarh. The victim received injuries on face and head. The constable stated that due to high beam light, he couldn’t see the truck following which he rammed it into it. Healso stated the truck was wrongly parked.
The constable was heading to his residence after finishing his work at Traffic Lines when the accident took place. A local person witnessed the incident and informed the PCR about it. The PCR team rushed him to GMSH – 16 where the victim is under treatment. The police have registered a DDR and have initiated an investigation.DP
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