Man dies after being run over by unbridled horse

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 11

In a bizarre incident, a 30-year-old man riding an Activa scooter was killed after he was run over by an unbridled horse in the Basti Sheikh area here this morning.

The deceased has been identified as Tarsem Singh, alias Sonu. He used to work as a sewerman in the office of Jalandhar Municipal Corporation. The incident took place at around 11.15 am near the Basti Sheikh Adda area.

Sonu was deployed at the Bhargo Camp office of the MC. He was reportedly heading to the Babrik Chowk office for some official work when the incident took place. The horse went berserk after one of the tyres of the cart it was pulling got punctured.

Unfortunately, Sonu was crossing the same road on his Activa scooter. He was not only hit by the cart but was run over by the horse. Commuters rushed him to a nearby private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

The victim is survived by his wife and a son. His colleagues told the police that he was regularised in the MC office recently after working on a contract basis for years.

The SHO, police division No.5, said a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC had been registered against horse cart owner Amarjit Singh, a resident of Mochianwala colony in the city.

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