A young man driving a motorcycle lost his life after his pillion rider fled from the spot following an accident. According to the Chandigarh police,the pillion driver,who fled on the same motorcycle,has been identified and so has the victim.
The victim Roshan (20) – who remained unidentified even a day after the incident – and Vikas (32) are residents of Sanjay Colony,Industrial Area,Phase-1.
According to the police,Vikas,however,claimed he had no recollection of the incident as he was under the influence of alcohol and smack. Vikas,who had bruises on his face,claimed he could not remember whether Roshan lost control of the motorcycle or an unknown vehicle hit them,the police said.
It was around 4.15 am on Saturday (October 26) that an unidentified person was reported to be lying unconscious at Hira Singh Chowk (near Raj Bhawan). The police initially suspected an unknown vehicle to have hit the victim who had severe head injuries. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.
The Chandigarh police was unable to get clues to the identity of the victim or the offending vehicle,till Vikas approached them after reading reports of the death. According to the police, Vikas said that he,along with Roshan,had visited Naya Gaon to attend a friends party. Both of us were drunk and under the influence of smack while we were returning home, said Vikas.
Upon reaching Hira Singh chowk,the two met with an accident. I do not remember whether a vehicle hit our motorcycle or Roshan lost control of the bike. I do not even remember why I left Roshan behind to die. I took the bike and went home, Vikas said.
The Chandigarh police registered a case of rash driving,causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others and of causing death due to negligence under the IPC at Sector 26 police station.