Another mishap victim succumbs to his injuries

Another mishap victim succumbs to his injuries

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Sahnewal , February 20

Another accident victim of road mishap occurred near Sahnewal on Wednesday succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at Arora Hospital, Ludhiana, yesterday. A number of persons, who received minor injuries in the accident, have been discharged. The accident occurred when the wheel of a tempo, in which devotees were traveling in from Ludhiana towards Doraha for idol immersion, got loose and came off and hit iron railings along the road near Zimidara Dhaba at Sahnewal.

While interacting with this correspondent, investigating officer Raghuveer Singh said: “The devotees were taking an idol for immersion in the Sidhwan canal near Doraha. Men were travelling in one tempo while women, along with the idol, were travelling in the other vehicle. The tyre of the tempo in which men were travelling in suddenly came off due to which the tempo turned turtle and almost all devotees received injuries.”

“While Rajneesh Kumar of Bhagat Singh Colony died on the spot, Roshan Kumar, a Class X student of the same colony, succumbed to his injuries at Arora Hospital, Ludhiana, yesterday. Four of the other eight injured — Sukhpal, Sukhram Gunjan and Rakesh — have been discharged from various hospitals. A case was registered under Section 174 of the IPC.

“The incident was an accident. But it has been observed these days that generally devotees while travelling in an inebriated condition give two hoots to traffic rules, risking lives of other commuters as well. They also play loud music in the vehicle while travelling to their destinations. We can counsel them and try to make them understand the matter,” the IO said.

Sahnewal SHO Balwinder Singh said nowadays, due to idol immersion, he had deployed a special team to keep a check on any sort of nuisance being created by inebriated groups which hardly care about traffic rules. — OC

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