A 15-year-old girl died in an accident which occurred near Dera Bassi bus stand on Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway on Monday.
According to the police,the incident happened around 9.30 am when Deepshikha,a resident of Green Estate,Dera Bassi,was on her way to a computer centre for attending a computer class. When she reached the National Highway from a slip road,a tipper-truck coming from Chandigarh rammed into her two-wheeler. She fell down on the road and was run over by the truck.
The driver of the truck fled away,leaving the truck behind. A passer-by managed to pull the victim from beneath the truck and rushed her to Civil Hospital,Dera Bassi,where doctors declared her dead on arrival. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after post-mortem. The truck driver has been booked on charges of causing the death.
Deepshikha had appeared in her Class X examination from Kendriya Vidyalaya,Highgrounds,Zirakpur,and was waiting for her results.