Ludhiana: In two different hit and run cases, two men have lost their lives along with at least ten injured including seven women on Saturday. In a first incident, an over-speeding truck hit a three wheeler on Dugri road near Model Town. As a result all ten passengers of the three-wheeler suffered injuries. They were immediately taken to the hospital, where one of the injured succumbed to the injuries. The deceased has been identified as Deep Chand, 55 of Village Kheri Jhameri.
The Model Town police have registered a case of rash driving and causing death due to negligence against unidentified driver of the truck and initiated investigation.
The case has been registered following the complaint of Arun Kumar of Village Kheri Jhameri. Arun Kumar said, “On Saturday they have hired a three-wheeler for railway station. As the three-wheeler reached at Dugri road near Canal Bridge in Model Town, an over-speeding truck hit the three-wheeler from back. In the incident I along my father Bindroj Kumar, mother Samita, sisters Aruna, Aarju, Anjali, uncle Deep Chand, Aunt Savita and their children Ritika and Bhamika suffered injuries.”
The driver of the truck ran away immediately after the incident. ASI Sukhpal Singh, who is investigating the matter said that the police launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused.
In the second case of hit and run, an unidentified vehicle has mowed down a tea stall owner to death at National Highway-1 near Sahnewal on Saturday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Pawan Seth, 50, of Village Seelon Kalan. Sahnewal Police have registered a case of causing death due to negligence against unidentified driver of unidentified vehicle.
Sahil Dogala, son of the deceased said, “My father ran a tea-stall in Village Sahni.
On Saturday night when my father did not return home, I went in search of him. When I reached neat Sportking factory, I found my father was lying dead on the road. The onlookers told me that an unidentified vehicle has hit my father to death.”
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