The deceased were identified as Sadhan Saha (36), Gopal Saha (32), Nishita Saha (5), Balaram Saha (45), Subrata Saha (28), Gopal Deb (42) and Bapi Burman (22).
Two members a family from Kolkata’s Bagbazar died after their car collided with a truck on National Highway 6 near Uluberia in Howrah.
“All the victims and injured were riding the tractor-trailer. Only one passenger of the luxury bus has sustained injuries while the rest escaped unhurt,” police said.
Police said that the errant driver is yet to be arrested as he had fled the spot, abandoning the vehicle.
The deceased have been identified as Ajaib Singh (55) and his wife Paramjit Kaur (53). They were residents of Professor Colony in Jalandhar Cantonment’s Rama Mandi, Chaheru Police Post in-charge Baljinder Singh said.
The protesters have demanded a compensation of one crore for each of the victim’s families along with the legal case to be filed against the concerned police officials.
Police said the incident took place around 2 pm when Firoz (17), Monu (15) and Rohit (16) were on their way back home after playing a match at Durga Park, near their houses.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das expressed grief over the incidents and directed officials to ensure best possible treatment of victims.
The case, which was initially registered under Section 279 and 304A of Indian Penal Code at Sector 3 police station of Chandigarh, was later changed to Section 304 (part II), in September.
Incidentally, road accidents within the city limits of Pune account for an average of over 400 deaths every year. About half of them are two-wheeler riders.
According to police, Kumar joined the Haryana State Industrial Security Force in 2004. After the force was disbanded, he joined Gurgaon Police as an SPO on July 24 last year.
The incident took place on Khagaria-Bakhri road near Pahraja after the driver dozed off, lost control of the four-wheeler and hit a tree.
According to police, the driver of the SUV, while trying to overtake a tempo, lost control over the wheels, as a result of which the car collided with the jeep.
Number of dead, injured on Pune roads increases compared to last year; cops say overspeeding main cause, activists blame PMC, PCMC over ‘pathetic roads’
Police said that a case of rash and negligent driving and causing death due to negligence will be registered against the truck driver.