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CTU bus runs over Class XII student

The 17-yr-old girl had gone to Sector 17 to get a form but never returned.

Chandigrah |
Updated: February 6, 2014 3:23:44 pm
The grieving family members of Rajni (inset)  at Dhanas on Thursday The grieving family members of Rajni (inset) at Dhanas on Thursday

A class XII student was crushed under a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking bus on Thursday morning. 

According to the police, the incident happened when Rajni was crossing the main entrance of the Bus Stand, Sector 17, about 8.30 am. A CTU bus allegedly driven at a high speed entered the bus stand, hit Rajni and then run her over. A constable of Chandigarh Police, Silak Kumar, who was going for the Republic Day parade rehearsal, saw the accident and rushed to the spot.

Rajni’s head was crushed under a rear tyre of the bus. She was rushed to Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, where she was declared dead on arrival by doctors. Bus driver Vijay Kumar was booked by the police for death due to negligence and rash driving.

Rajni, 17, was a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dhanas. “My wife received a call from police officials that Rajni was being taken to PGI after she met with an accident. We rushed from Ambala only to learn that our daughter had passed away,” Jagdish Kumar, father of the deceased, told Newsline.

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Rajni lived with her grandparents at Dhanas after her parents shifted to Ambala in April last year. “We left Rajni behind because of her studies. She was supposed to move to Ambala with us after her Class XII exams,” Jagdish said.
The bus driver was nabbed and PCR was called.

One of Rajni’s cousins, Simran, said, “Rajni left home at 7 am. She had to get a form from Sector 17 regarding her board exams. We received a call around 9 am that she met with an accident and was taken to PGI by her father who was on his way to Chandigarh.”

Mohali resident succumbs
A Mohali resident on Wednesday succumbed to injuries suffered after he was hit by a car near the Community Centre, Sector 47, last month. Jabir Singh was on his way to Sector 47. Gurmeet Singh, his brother and the complainant, was following him in a car. Near the community centre, a rashly driven car hit Jasbir’s scooter from behind and sped off. Jasbir was taken to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and was discharged after a few days. However, he died on Wednesday.

Car driver booked for killing biker
The Chandigarh Police has booked the driver of an unknown car for endangering the life of a person and rash driving. The accused had hit and run over a motorcycle driver near sector 45, 46, 49, 50 barrier on Wednesday evening. The motorcycle driver was declared dead on arrival by doctors.

Identified as Rohtash, a resident of Burail village who worked as a security guard in Mohali, the victim was returning home around 6 pm on Wednesday when the accident happened. The 35-year-old was hit by an unknown car and a head constable of the UT Police saw the accident. PCR was informed and the victim was rushed to Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research where he was declared dead on arrival. Rohtash is survived by two children and a wife.

In another case, a resident of Sector 42, Renu Kalia, was booked for rash driving after she hit a motorcycle driver at the dividing road of sectors 20 and 21. The victim was taken to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, but was referred to PGI later.

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