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Posted at: Mar 28, 2019, 7:44 AM; last updated: Mar 28, 2019, 7:44 AM (IST)

Army man crushed under truck; villagers block road

Army man crushed under truck; villagers block road
A cop tries to pacify protesting residents of Tigra village in Yamunanagar district on Wednesday. tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, March 27

Residents of Tigra village blocked traffic on the Yamunanagar bypass, part of the Yamunanagar-Panchkula national highway, near Karera village on Wednesday after an Army man was crushed to death by a truck.

The protesters blamed police officials deputed at a police post situated near the Karera chowk for the death of Naseeb Singh (25) of Tigra village, who was a sepoy in 72 Engineer Regiment of the Army.

They alleged the accident occurred due to the negligence of police officials, who tried to stop him to check his motorcycle documents. He had come home on leave.

Shiv Kumar, a family member of the deceased, lodged a police complaint, demanding action against police officials responsible for his death.

The complainant said Naseeb Singh was going to Jathlana village. When he reached near Karera chowk, two traffic cops and Home Guard personnel were checking overloaded trucks.

“When policemen and Home Guard personnel tried to stop Naseeb Singh, he lost control over the motorcycle, fell down and was crushed under a truck,” said the complainant.

The accident took place around 12.30 pm. As soon as the information of the accident reached deceased’s village, his family and other villagers reached the spot.

They allegedly created ruckus and demanded action against the police and the truck driver. Later, they blocked the national highway.

After getting information of the blockade, officials and Radaur MLA Shyam Singh Rana reached the spot and persuaded the protesters to lift the blockade. However, they lifted the blockade in the evening when the body reached the village after the post-mortem.

DSP Kushal Pal said the matter would be investigated and action would be taken against those responsible.

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