Mohali, September 17
A 50-year-old sanitation worker died while two other women were seriously injured when a speeding luxury car, while leaving a parking area, hit them near Silvi Park in Phase 10 here around 2 pm today.
The deceased has been identified Omviri, a resident of Jagatpura Colony, while Kambali resident Mamta and Ramviri have been seriously injured and are undergoing treatment at the GMCH-32.
The victims belonged to one family. The deceased, Omviri, was the mother-in-law of Mamta. Rambiri is Mamta’s mother. The car driver, Harpreet Singh, 22, a resident of Phase XI, was arrested. A case under Sections 279, 304, 337 and 338 of the IPC was registered against him at the Phase XI police station.
“The car driver is preparing for IELTS and getting coaching from a private institute in the tricity. His friend Gurtaz Singh and two girls were accompanying him at the time of the incident,” the police said. The suspect was the son of Jaswinder Singh, a factory owner, said the police.
Eyewitnesses said the car was being driven at a high speed and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which veered towards the parking area, mowing down the resting sanitation workers. Bystanders lifted the car to extricate the women and rushed them to the hospital.
The sanitation workers present at the spot alleged that the boys tried to flee the spot but were nabbed and handed over to the police. Later, they gheraoed the police station, alleging that the police were shielding the suspect.
“The injured were rushed to the GMCH-32 where doctors declared Omviri dead. Two other women sustained serious injuries but their condition is stated to be stable now. The car driver was arrested at the spot,” said Mohit Singla, DSP, Phase XI police station. — TNS
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