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Two teenagers mowed down by speeding bus

Three persons died in separate road accidents in Kharar and Mohali on Monday.

Written by Express News Service | Kharar/mohali |
April 21, 2009 3:06:36 am

Three persons died in separate road accidents in Kharar and Mohali on Monday.

In the first incident,Gagandeep Singh (17) and Ramanveer Singh (18) of Hassanpur village near Kharar died after a speeding private bus mowed them down on the Kharar-Ludhiana National Highway-95 near Mamupur village on Monday morning.

“The two were on their way to Kharar on a scooter,driven by Ramanveer,” said investigating officer Assistant Sub-Inspector Nirmal Singh.

They had just turned onto the busy highway from the link road when the bus rammed into them from behind. While Gagandeep,who was riding pillion,fell on the road,Ramanveer was dragged for almost 100 metres before the bus screeched to a halt,said the ASI.

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Gagandeep was declared dead on arrival at the Kharar Civil Hospital while Ramanveer succumbed to his injuries at the PGI,Chandigarh.

The police are not clear whether Ramanveer possessed a valid driving licence. “Since he has died,we did not verify his driving licence,” said the Investigating Officer.

A case of causing death due to negligence was registered against the bus driver,Amrik Singh of Sirhind,who escaped with the vehicle from the spot.

Ramanveer,a native of Chairian village in Ropar,was staying with his maternal grandparents in Hassanpur.

In a separate mishap,Kishore Chand,in his mid-50s,a resident of Phase I,Mohali,died after his motorcycle rammed into a canter near Maggu petrol pump in Phase I around 9 am on Monday.

Chand was driving towards PTL chowk in Phase V when a canter,moving ahead of him,suddenly applied brakes. “Chand banged into the vehicle from behind. He was rushed to the PGI,Chandigarh,where he succumbed to his injuries.” said investigating officer Sub-Inspector Pavittar Singh.

The absconding canter driver,Mohan Singh of Bajheri village in Kharar,was booked on charges of reckless driving and causing death due to negligence.

Chand was employed with the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation of the Punjab Government.

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