Ludhiana: Two separate road accidents claimed the lives of two, a man and a woman, in the city on Saturday evening.
In the first case, a 65-year-old Surjit Singh of Jamalpur died in a road mishap at Vardhman Chowk on Saturday evening. Surjit was returning home on his scooter from work when the incident occurred. He was a driver by profession.
In his complaint to police, Gurpreet Singh, son of the deceased, said when his father reached near Vardhman Chowk on Chandigarh Road, a speeding canter hit his scooter. His father fell on the road and died on the spot. According to him, the driver of the canter tried to escape from the spot with the vehicle, but the onlookers managed to stop him and called the police.
Investigating officer assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Pavittar Singh from Division number 7 police station said the police have arrested Gurinder of Lalton Kalan village. A case has been registered against him under sections of 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of IPC. The police said, according to eyewitnesses, deceased slowed down his two-wheeler at the signal, as the traffic light was about to turn red. But the canter driver, who was coming too fast, couldn’t stop on time and hit the scooter.
In the second case, a 65-year-old woman, Amarjit Kaur, died when a speeding car, coming from the wrong side, hit her. The woman and her son had gone for an evening walk on Shahpur road when the incident occurred.
Gurinder Singh, son of the deceased, said they walk every evening after dinner. On Saturday too, at around 9.30pm, they were walking on the road when a speeding car hit his mother from behind. The car driver managed to flee. Gurinder said he rushed his mother to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment.
Investigating officer from Division number 2police station, ASI Des Raj said the son had noted down the car number. The police have traced the accused, who has been identified as Noni of Barewal road. The accused owns a shop on Shahpur road. A case has been registered against the accused who is absconding.Source: Times of India