Tribune News Service
Jhajjar, October 28
Three elderly women from Mansa district in Punjab were run over by a truck at the farmers' protest site on the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border on Thursday morning.
Two other women were injured. One of them has been referred to the PGI, Rohtak.
The deceased have been identified as Chhinder Kaur, Amarjeet Kaur and Gurmel Kaur. They had been participating in the farmers’ protest for the past few days.
The incident took place around 5.45 am when the women were sitting on a divider on the Jhajjar road waiting for an auto-rickshaw to go to railway station at Bahadurgarh to catch the train for Mansa.
The speeding truck hit them. Two of them died on the spot while another succumbed to her injuries at Civil Hospital in Bahadurgarh.
Nar Singh, SHO, Sector 6, Bahadurgarh, police station, said the dumper driver fled the spot after the mishap while statements of eyewitnesses were being recorded.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to kin of the three deceased women.
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