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Man alights from moving bus,crushed to death

A 32-year-old man lost his life after he came under the wheels of a Punjab Roadways bus while alighting from it. The incident occurred around 8.15 am near the Tribune roundabout on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
April 16, 2009 3:32:31 am

A 32-year-old man lost his life after he came under the wheels of a Punjab Roadways bus while alighting from it. The incident occurred around 8.15 am near the Tribune roundabout on Wednesday.

Gopal Krishan,the deceased,was a clerk in the

office of the Accountant General,Punjab. In a similar incident on April 11,a passenger had died while alighting from a Haryana Roadways bus.

According to the police,Gopal tried to alight from the bus when it was waiting at the traffic lightpoint. But before he could get down,the signal turned green and the driver moved on. Gopal slipped and came under the rear wheels of the bus.

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The police rushed him to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32,where he was declared dead on arrival.

Gopal leaves behind his wife and a minor child. He lived in Rajpura and used to daily commute to Chandigarh. The driver of the bus,Jasvir Singh of Mohali,has been arrested. He said the bus was crowded and he did not see Gopal was getting off the bus at the traffic signal. Sanjay Krishan,the victim’s brother,was present at the time of the accident. He said Gopal changed his bus daily at the Tribune Chowk to go to Sector-17 ISBT.

The police handed over the victim’s body to his family after a postmortem.

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First published on: 16-04-2009 at 03:32:31 am

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