Celebrations turn tragic as three students die in mishap

Were going on bike to celebrate their success in 2nd-yr MBBS exams

Celebrations turn tragic as three students die in mishap

The ill-fated Bullet motorcycle that met with an accident on the Jalandhar-Phagwara road on Tuesday night. Tribune Photo

Ajay Joshi
Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, January 22

Celebrations turned into a tragedy for three MBBS students who lost their lives in a road mishap here.

Were studying at PIMS

  • The victims were studying at the Punjab Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) and were identified as Vaneet Kumar (21), a resident of Patiala, Tejpal Singh (22) of Bathinda, and Harkuldeep Singh (22), a resident of Batala.

  • The police said the accident occurred around 11.30 pm on Tuesday night and when they reached the spot, the three youths were lying in a pool of blood.

The accident occurred place late on Tuesday night on the Jalandhar-Phagwara national highway when their bike got imbalanced and crashed into a divider.

The deceased, all in their early 20s, were reportedly going to Phagwara to celebrate the completion of their MBBS second year.

Their friends, who were also moving ahead of them on their vehicles, told the police that they had come out to celebrate after declaration of their results.

Their MBBS second year results were reportedly declared on the same day and they had scored good marks in the exams.

The youths were studying at the Punjab Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) here and were identified as Vaneet Kumar (21), a resident of Patiala, Tejpal Singh (22), a resident of Bathinda, and Harkuldeep Singh (22), a resident of Batala.

Area police station in charge Madan Singh said the accident occurred around 11.30 pm and when they reached the spot, the boys were lying in a pool of blood. As per investigation officer Rajwinder, apparently the tragedy occurred when the trio travelling on a motorcycle lost control over it and fell on the road. The bike was reportedly overspeeding due to which it broke into pieces and hit the divider. Sans helmets, the deceased sustained grievous injuries on their head.

With the help of passers-by and a PCR team, the students were rushed to a nearby private hospital, where Tejpal and Vaneet were declared brought dead. Later, Harkuldeep also succumbed to his injuries. Their bodies were sent to the local Civil Hospital for autopsy.

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