Huge traffic jams in Jalandhar after police officer’s vehicle runs 2 girls over

People inconvenienced as traffic at the highway and in Jalandhar Cantt stopped

Aparna Banerji  

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 18

Two girls were run over on Monday morning by a vehicle being driven by a police inspector.

While one of the girls, who were standing by the roadside, died on the spot, another who was seriously injured was admitted to a local hospital.

People gather at the accident site, leading to traffic jam in Jalandhar. Tribune photo: Sarabjit Singh

The Hoshiarpur number vehicle was being driven by Amrit Pal Singh, an inspector with Punjab Police. He has been arrested.

A resident of Hoshiarpur, Amrit Pal is posted at Harike Pattan.

The deceased has been identified as Navjot Kaur who worked at a local car showroom. She, along with her friend, was standing on the roadside when the vehicle mowed them down.

The incident took place at Dhanewali village on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway. Following this, locals stopped traffic and blocked the highway causing a traffic jam. Traffic was stopped at Jalandhar Cantt too, causing huge traffic jams.

A group of people sat on dharna on the highway against the accident.

The CCTV footage shows a white Brezza car mowing down the two girls. The girls took a step back after seeing the vehicle approach, still the car rammed into them.

ADCP 1 Jalandhar Suhail Mir said the vehicle was being driven by police inspector Amrit Pal Singh who was alone in the car and he had been arrested.

Speaking about the huge traffic congestion, Jalandhar Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh said, "Due to the residents blocking traffic following the incident, jams were caused on the highway. We are looking into it." 

 

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