Couple killed after car hits scooter,daughter survives

A pall of gloom descended on a family in Sector 40 after a couple was killed in a hit-and-run case leaving their two young children orphaned.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 8, 2012 3:53:43 am

A pall of gloom descended on a family in Sector 40 after a couple was killed in a hit-and-run case leaving their two young children orphaned. The deceased have been identified as Ashok Kumar,38,and his wife Santosh,32. Their daughter Muskan,9,escaped with minor injuries when their scooter was hit by an unidentified car.

On Sunday evening,Muskan’s life changed forever after she forced her parents to take her along with them. Ashok,a mechanic in Sector 40,also supplied tiffin boxes to students staying in PG accommodation. “On Sunday evening,Ashok and Santosh,after making their dinner,were leaving to deliver tiffin boxes to some boys staying in a rented accommodation in their sector. Muskan insisted on being taken along while Muskan’s brother Manish,12,stayed back to watch television,” said a relative.

According to police,while the three were returning on their Kinetic Honda scooter after delivering the tiffin boxes,a speeding white-coloured car hit them head-on near a turn adjacent to a government model school. Muskan,who was reportedly standing in the front,fell on the road due to the impact. The car driver fled.

Commuters informed the police who rushed the injured to hospital where Ashok was declared dead on arrival.

In a double blow to the family,Santosh,who was battling for her life,also succumbed to injuries at the hospital on Monday afternoon.

Having herself returned from the jaws of death,an injured Muskan is barely able to recollect what happened on the fateful night. Even with her minor injuries,Muskan has been bedridden because she had a fever. Probably unaware of what happened after the accident,the girl has been crying continuously saying she wanted to meet her mother.

Muskan and her brother Manish are Class V and VII students of Government School in Sector 40 where the accident happened.

Investigation Officer SI Parmajit Singh said,“The car driver is yet to be identified as the accused fled. Even the car’s registration number could not be noted down. A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station.”

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