Updated: October 29, 2021 10:11:40 pm
A 19-year-old BA final year student was killed, and her friend was injured, when the two-wheeler they were riding on met with an accident at Sector 35-43 dividing road on Thursday. Police said they are not yet sure if the two-wheeler was hit by another vehicle or if the duo lost control and crashed.
Police said they have registered a case against the driver of an unknown vehicle and identified the deceased as Muskan of Zirakpur, a student of Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG)-42. Muskan was riding pillion while, her friend and classmate, Prabhjot Kaur, a resident of Sector 20, was driving the two-wheeler. Prabhjot sustained injuries in the mishap and was admitted in GMSH-16. Her condition is said to be stable but she was not in a state to record her statement. The incident took place around 1:30 pm.
Police said that the students were returning home from their college after appearing for an exam when they were hit by an unknown vehicle. Sources said that one of the passersby spotted the students speeding, even as neither of them wore a helmet. The police case was registered on the complaint of ASI Naresh Kumar and the victims were rushed to GMSH-16 in a police vehicle.
Muskan was later referred to PGI due to her severe head injuries and she succumbed during treatment.
Uma Chand, Muskan’s father, said, “It was for the first time that my daughter was returning home with someone else. Otherwise, someone from the family always used to drop or pick her up from college. Today afternoon, I received a call from my daughter asking me who was coming to pick her up. I told her that I was sending Ashish, her elder brother. She told me that Ashish should come to Sector 20, where she would reach with her friend, Prabhjot Kaur. My son reached Sector 20. He called Muskan on her mobile. But Muskan’s phone was answered by a man, who informed Ashish that the duo had met with a road accident and was being rushed to GMSH-16. When we reached GMSH-16, the doctors told me that her condition is critical. I urged doctors to refer her to PGI. But she died within moments of reaching PGI.” Chand runs a small manufacturing unit at Phase-2, Industrial Area.
Injured Prabhjot Kaur is the daughter of a CTU bus driver. SI Raj Kumar Singh, in-charge PP-43, said, “We have started investigations to establish whether the two-wheeler was hit by another vehicle or if they somehow lost balance on their own. Muskan’s body was shifted to the mortuary in PGI for autopsy.” A case was registered at PS 36.
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