Amritsar: Couple dies in accident as car ‘driven by drunken cops’ hits bike

Police belt, liquor found from car; case filed

Amritsar: Couple dies in accident as car ‘driven by drunken cops’ hits bike

Deceased Balwinder Singh who died in road mishap in Ram Tirath Road in Amritsar.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 3

A rashly driven car hit a bike and dragged a couple to several feet in a road mishap, thereby leading to their death on the spot on Ram Tirath Road on Tuesday.

The occupants of the car fled from the spot leaving behind their car. People found liquor bottles, a police belt and stickers from a white-coloured Maruti Suzuki Swift car (PB-02-CN-2647”. The police have taken the car into their custody and started a probe into it while initiating the process of registering an FIR.

Car dragged them 20-ft away from spot

Akash, son of the deceased, told the police that when his father Balwinder Singh (in pic) and mother Raj Kaur reached near Wadala farmhouse, a rashly driven car hit their bike. The car dragged them to around 20-foot from the spot leading to on-the-spot death. Eyewitnesses said it appeared that some cops, who were driving the car, were under the influence of liquor.

The victim have been identified as Balwinder Singh and Raj Kaur, both residents of Baoli village falling under the Kamboh police station here. A cyclist, Amrik Singh, was also injured in the mishap. He was admitted to a hospital.

The victims were going from Sanghna village to meet some relative when the incident took place. Akash, son of the deceased, told the police that when his father and mother reached near Wadala farmhouse, a rashly driven car hit their bike. The car dragged them to around 20-foot from the spot leading to on-the-spot death. Eyewitnesses said it appeared that some cops, who were driving the car, were under the influence of liquor.

Prabhjot Singh, SHO, Kamboh police station, said a case had been registered against unidentified persons for now and the car was impounded. “We are in the process of getting the details about the ownership of the car which would further reveal who were the occupants,” he said, adding that the accused would be arrested soon.

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