Young Activa rider killed in hit-and-run in Chandigarh

Young Activa rider killed in hit-and-run in Chandigarh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 5

In a hit-and-run accident, a 30-year-old youth was killed after the Activa scooter he was riding was hit by an unknown vehicle at the Sector 34/35/43/44 chowk last night.

The victim has been identified as Ankush Gupta, a resident of Sector 40. He was returning home from his friend’s house in Sector 20 when the incident took place.

The police said a Sector 44 resident, who was out on a walk, saw the victim lying on the road following which he informed the police around 9.45 pm.

A PCR vehicle reached the spot and shifted the victim to the GMCH, Sector 32, where doctors declared him brought dead. The victim was wearing a helmet, which broke that lead to a head injury. “His life could have been saved had he worn an ISI-mark helmet,” said a police official.

The police said the victim had a private job, while his father, Anil Gupta, owns a shop at Shastri Market, Sector 22. He is survived by his parents and a sister, who lives abroad.

The police have registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC in this regard at the Sector 36 police station. The police said there were no CCTV cameras near the spot.

Helmet was of poor quality: Cop

A police official said the victim’s helmet was of poor quality, which broke leading to a head injury. They said his life could have been saved had he used an ISI-mark helmet.

Marriage proposal was on the cards

Police sources said a girl’s family was supposed to meet the victim on Sunday with a marriage proposal.

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