Swiggy boy hit by Merc, dies

MOHALI:A 26-year-old motorcycle-borne youth, working as a delivery boy with Swiggy, was killed after being hit by a speeding Mercedes car here today.

ROBINSINGH@TRIBUNE.COM

Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 13

A 26-year-old motorcycle-borne youth, working as a delivery boy with Swiggy, was killed after being hit by a speeding Mercedes car here today. 

The accident occurred around 4.45 am at the Cheema Boilers light point on Airport Chowk in the Phase 8 Industrial Area here. Murli Singh, a native of Jammu city, lost his life in the mishap. The victim was going to deliver food to someone when the Mercedes, being driven by Akashdeep (23) from Phillaur, Jalandhar, hit his motorcycle (PB 65 AV 2831) at the light point.  

According to the police, Murli Singh, who sustained serious head injuries, was shifted to the Civil Hospital at Phase 6, Mohali, where doctors declared him brought dead. Murli Singh was putting up in a rented accommodation at Mataur village here. 

According to the victim’s friend, Lalit, Murli spoke to him before the accident. “He (Murli) told me on the phone that he was going to deliver an order and after that I got the bad news,” said Lalit. 

Lalit said Murli also used to work for an IT company in the Industrial Area, Phase VII, during the daytime. “For extra income, he was working as a delivery boy with Swiggy, an online App. 

The police said the car was being driven by Akashdeep, who, along with his friend, was going towards the Kharar side. “After the accident, Akashdeep and his friend fled from the spot, leaving their badly-damaged car behind. We traced them through the vehicle papers. The police said Akashdeep was pursuing his graduation from a private college at Mohali. 

“We have arrested Akash after registering a case under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 427 (mischief) of the IPC at the Phase 1 police station,” said the police. Later, he was released on bail. 

The victim was unmarried. “We have informed Murli’s kin about the tragedy. His postmortem will take place tomorrow,” said the police. 

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