Kapurthala: An Activa rider was run over by Tipper full of sand thus killing him on the spot on Friday morning at Mohalla Mehtabgarh Bakarkhana of Kapurthala. Deceased has been identified as Nirmal Singh of Baba Bakala who was coming towards Kapurthala to get medicine for him. The victim was alone on two-wheeler and in his bid to overtake the truck he hit the pothole on road and fell under the rear tyre of Tipper truck.
Truck driver left his vehicle and fled from the spot. When the relatives of deceased reached the spot they in a fit of rage started pelting stones at truck and other public vehicles. In the melee some vehicles were damaged and road was jammed but DSP Kapurthala, Daljit Singh Dhillon somehow managed to pacified angry protesters.
According to information, an accident happens almost every day at the same spot due to poor quality of road. Despite repeated requests to administration of residents nothing has been done.
Kapurthala City police seized the truck and registered FIR against an unidentified driver. Dead body was handed over to the relatives for cremation.
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