Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 21
Three young lives were snuffed out when the motorcycle they were triple-riding met with an accident at the railway bridge near the Railway light point on the intervening night of July 20 and 21.
The police suspect the motorcycle was hit by an unknown vehicle after which it rammed into the road divider, claiming the lives of the three youths. While one of the victims was supposed to get married two days later, another victim’s wedding was scheduled for November.
The police said after receiving information about the accident, SI Rohit Kumar rushed to the spot and found three youths lying in a pool of blood.
A PCR vehicle shifted the injured to the PGI where doctors declared them brought dead.
The victims have been identified as Mohammad Shanu (26) and Haider (28), both cousins and residents of Sector 29, and Sharukh (23), a resident of Sector 45. The victims were not wearing helmets. They were returning to Sector 29 from Mauli Jagran when the accident took place.
The police suspect some unknown vehicle sped away after hitting the motorcycle. The police have registered a case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) at the IT Park police station.
The police said they were verifying the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area. The autopsy of Shanu and Haider was conducted at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, and the bodies were handed over to the families. Meanwhile, Sharukh’s autopsy will be conducted on Monday.
Sources said while Shanu and Haider were working as barbers, Sharukh was a tailor.
Helmets could have saved precious lives, say police
The police said the victims were not wearing helmets at the time of the incident or else their lives could have been saved.
Kin had arrived for wedding at Haider’s house
Heart-rending scenes were witnessed at 28-year-old Haider’s house in Sector 29 on Sunday. Haider was supposed to get married in two days. One of the victim’s family friends revealed that all arrangements for the wedding were in place and some of his relatives had also arrived to attend the wedding. “Everyone was excited about Haider’s wedding. However, this tragedy has left everyone shattered,” said a friend of the victim. Another accident victim, Mohammad Shanu, who was Haider’s cousin and stayed close to his house, was also supposed to get engaged on July 30 and get married in November. Both families were inconsolable as local residents from the colony gathered outside their houses to share their grief. A local resident said both Haider and Shanu were close to each other and they were both excited about their weddings.
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