Fortuner accident: Death toll rises to three

Police arrest accused, to be produced in court

Fortuner accident: Death toll rises to three

The death toll in the accident that took place on Holi in Patiala has now risen to three.

Ravneet Singh
Tribune News Service
Patiala, April 1

The death toll in the accident that took place on Holi in Patiala has now risen to three. While a 65-year-old ex-serviceman died on the day of the accident, a 2-year-old toddler breathed his last on Tuesday evening. Officials said a 16-year-old boy, Paramvir Singh Attri, also breathed his last while undergoing treatment at PGI, Chandigarh. His body has been brought to Patiala for postmortem.

The boy, who attended DAV school, was standing on the sidewalk at the Thapar institute-Bhadson road chowk in protest against the three agricultural laws when the allegedly speeding car hit him and two others. He was a resident of Inderpura village here on the Patiala-Nabha road. He was taken to a private hospital in the city from where doctors referred him to PGI Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Patiala police said the accused excise and taxation inspector Pritpal Singh has been discharged from the hospital where he was undergoing treatment. Tripuri police station SHO, Harry Boparai said, “Pritpal Singh has been arrested. He will be produced in a court in the afternoon.”

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