3 University students die as car rams into truck at Rajpura

Were returning from temple; fourth car occupant battling for life at GMCH-32

3 University students die as car rams into truck at Rajpura

The mangled remains of the car lying on the Rajpura-Chandigarh road near Alampur village. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 17

Three youngsters were killed and one was severely injured when their car collided with a truck this morning. The accident took place on the Rajpura-Chandigarh road near Alampur village.

The deceased have been identified as Yash Mittal (22), Aakarshit Goyal (22) and Ishan Kalra (21).

Truck was parked on road: Cops

The police claimed that the truck was parked on the road when the car rammed into it. The students were coming from Patiala after paying obeisance at a temple early in the morning.

They were residents of Panchkula.

The Rajpura Civil Hospital authorities said they had conducted a post-mortem examination and handed over the bodies to the family members of the victims.

The injured is said to have been under treatment at the GMCH-32, Chandigarh. The police said all four occupants of the car were students of Chitkara University.

Avtar Singh, investigating officer, said the accident took place around 4 am when the students were on their way to Chitkara University. The officer said they had registered a case under the relevant sections against the truck driver. Avtar Singh said: “The driver of the truck has not been arrested so far. However, we have impounded the truck.”

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