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3 killed as Audi rams into Tavera

Three persons died after an Audi car hit a Tavera cab at Sector 17/18 light point early Tuesday morning.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 24, 2013 3:40 am

Three persons died after an Audi car hit a Tavera cab at Sector 17/18 light point early Tuesday morning.

While the Audi driver managed to flee,the Tavera driver and two students were declared dead on arrival at PGI. A total of five people,including the driver,were travelling in Tavera. The other two students suffered minor injuries.

“The Audi driver is a resident of Panchkula. It is not sure whether there was anyone else along with the driver in the Audi at the time of the accident,” said DSP (Central) Ashish Kapoor.

A group of four friends had gone on vacation to Dharampur,Himachal Pradesh. On Sunday night,they booked a cab for Sector 17 bus stand,Chandigarh,to catch a Volvo bus for Delhi. All the four students are residents of Vaishali in Ghaziabad near the border of Delhi. While the cab was going towards Sector 17/18 light point,an Audi coming from in front took a right turn and rammed into the Tavera.

“We left at 11.30 pm from Dharmpur towards Chandigarh. As we reached the light point at Sector 17/18,an Audi,taking a right turn,ran over the divider of the road and rammed into our cab,” said Shekhar Rustagi,one of the injured.

According to the police,a call was received about the accident that occurred at 12.36 am on Tuesday. The police immediately reached the spot and rushed the injured to the hospital. While Hast Bahadur,the Tavera driver,and students — Kuldeep Singh and Sahil — were declared dead on arrival,Raunak Singh and Shikhar Rustagi suffered minor injuries. Singh fractured his arm while Rustagi was bruised over the eye.

Hast Bahadur,33,is a resident of Solan,Himachal Pradesh. Kuldeep Singh,20,was a BTech second year student and Sahil,21,was a BBA third year student. Raunak Singh,19,is a first year student pursuing BBA while Shikhar Rustagi,20,is a second year student.

A case has been registered on charges of rash and negligent driving under Sections 279,337 and 304-A of the Indian Penal Code at Sector 17 police station.

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