A man was killed on Wednesday in a road accident while he trying to make good his escape after stealing a scooter and snatching a purse.
Rajiv Kumar was declared dead on arrival by doctors at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16. His stolen scooter skidded off the road in Sector 38 (West).
The incident took place at about 4.30 pm. As per police,Rajiv had first stolen a scooter from Sector 41 and then snatched a womans purse in Sector 35.
The woman raised an alarm and onlookers started chasing the snatcher. A PCR vehicle soon followed Rajiv.
Surjit Singh Malik,Deputy Superintendent of Police (South) said,Rajiv noticed the PCR car and in order to escape skidded his two-wheeler and suffered head injuries.
Rajivs body has been kept in GMSH-16 mortuary and the postmortem will be conducted on Thursday.