Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, March 21
Punjab Police arrested an 18-year-old man for mowing down three individuals along with his Mercedes automobile close to Radha Soami Chowk right here in SAS Nagar within the early morning of Saturday.
The accused, Samrat, 18 years, a resident of sector 34D, Chandigarh belongs to the household of Weldon Opticals in Chandigarh. He didn’t have a driving license and was drunk whereas driving on the time of the accident. The police have additionally booked two of Samrat’s buddies, recognized as Arjun and Prabhnoor, who was accompanying him within the automobile.
The incident passed off when Samrat, who was driving the Mercedes bearing registration quantity CH01CA1869 jumped the site visitors lights and rammed his automobile into an Ertiga automobile and two cycles, leaving three individuals together with a bike owner lifeless and different three critically injured. The deceased individuals have been recognized as Dharampreet Singh, Ankush Narula and Ram Prasad.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) SAS Nagar Satinder Singh mentioned that the trio who had been using the Mercedes was drunk when the accident passed off and the motive force misplaced management of the automobile. They fled from the accident spot even after sensing the intense situation of victims and didn’t inform the police or ambulance. The police have additionally recovered empty bottles of liquor from the Mercedes.
The SSP mentioned that the police have arrested Samrat, the accused driver who doesn’t possess a Driving Licence. The police are conducting raids and can arrest the opposite accused individuals quickly too, he added.
In the meantime, a legal case has been registered underneath sections 304 (Culpable Murder not amounting to Homicide) and 120B (Prison Conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Police Station Mataur in opposition to the accused. Investigations might be accomplished within the subsequent two weeks and the Court docket might be requested to conduct a speedy trial to offer exemplary punishment to the culprits.