Teenager crushed to death under truck on DAV flyover

Teenager crushed to death under truck on DAV flyover

Police probe at the accident site in Jalandhar on Monday.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 19

A 15-year-old boy on Monday was crushed to death under the wheels of a speeding truck. The accident occurred around 2 pm on the DAV College flyover, when the boy was returning home with his father on their Activa scooter.

The victim was identified as Dikshant Sabharwal, a resident of Ali Mohalla. The teenager was killed on the spot and his father received grievous injuries.

SHO police division one Rajesh Kumar said they were intimated about the incident around 2.30 pm. “We immediately rushed to the spot and took the injured to the hospital. The boy died even before reaching the hospital. His father, Jitender Singh Sabharwal, is in critical state and is admitted at a private hospital. He has suffered multiple injuries and is in ICU”, added the SHO.

Dikshant, the only son of his parents, was aspiring to become a cricketer and even before the accident, he was going to his home after his practice. He was a Class X student of a private school. The police, with the help of commuters, caught the accused truck driver, who hit their scooter from the rear. The truck driver was identified as Nata Ram, a native of Kathua in Jammu. He was reportedly in an inebriated state while driving.The police have registered a cased against the accused.

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