Father, 15-year-old son die in Patiala after bike is hit by car

Police busy protecting and apprehending accused, didn't attend to victims: Eyewitnesses

Father, 15-year-old son die in Patiala after bike is hit by car

The mangled remains of the car. Tribune photo.

Tribune News Service
Patiala, July 25

Two persons were killed and one critically injured when a car hit a bike near Hemkunt Petrol pump on Patiala-Sirhind road on Sunday morning.

Station House Officer, Tripuri, said that the deceased had been identified as Manjeet Singh and his 15-year-old son Jasmeet Singh. He added that the injured had been admitted to the hospital.

It has been learnt that the accused first hit the bike and then slammed his car into the electrical pole.

Eyewitnesses alleged that the police—instead of taking care of victims — were busy protecting and apprehending the accused.

A doctor, who was an eyewitness, said, "Instead of taking any of the injured to the hospital, the police first took the accused to the police station. The impact of the collision was so severe that the pole was uprooted completely. It seems the accused was driving at a very high speed."

Meantime, the passerby blocked the road for 15- 20 minutes to protest against the police for their failure to take the dead who kept lying roadside. After the protest, police had to come back to collect the dead bodies.

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