Tribune News Service
Panchkula, September 20
A girl, who went out on a joyride with her friend after celebrating her 22nd birthday, died last night around 10 pm after falling off a bike near the ITBP gate in Sector 26 here.
On a complaint of the victim’s mother, the police have registered a case of rash riding against the victim’s friend, Usman, who resides in Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh.
The Panchkula police have registered a case. According to the police, the victim, Anu, who hailed from Kheri village in Dera Bassi, was working at a salon in Sector 15. Usman was reportedly riding the bike, bearing registration number CH 01BZ 0512, rashly and did not slow down on a speed hump. The victim, who was riding pillion, fell off the bike.
According to the police, she was rushed to the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 where she was declared brought dead by doctors. Her mother Urmila Devi told the police that they wrapped up her birthday celebrations around 8 pm. Thereafter, Usman, who was also invited to the party, took her daughter out on a bike ride around 9.30 pm.
Around 10.15 pm, Urmila Devi was informed by her daughter’s friend Aarti that she had met with an accident and she had been admitted to the Civil Hospital. When the victim’s sister, Priyanka, reached the hospital, she was dead.
After a postmortem, the victim’s body was handed over to the family. Head Constable Satish Kumar, the investigating officer, said Usman was yet to questioned.
He has been booked under Sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash driving) of the IPC.
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