Passenger killed after falling from Chandigarh Transport Undertaking bus, driver detained
A day after a 37-year-old passenger was killed by falling from a Chandigarh Transport Company (CTU) bus in Sector 17 on Sunday, police on Monday arrested the bus driver.
The deceased, identified as Pushpinder Singh Sidhu, was from Ludhiana.
Another passenger, Umesh Kumar, a resident of Nayagaon, Mohali, told police that Sidhu died due to the negligence of the bus driver.
He alleged that the bus driver left the door open, causing Sidhu to fall as the vehicle took a sharp turn and suddenly braked near the Shivalikview Hotel in Sector 17.
An injured Sidhu was rushed to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where he died while undergoing treatment.
On Kumar’s complaint, the police booked the bus driver, Deepak Sidhu, from Sector 22. He was arrested and later released on bail.
He faces a case under Sections 279 (reckless driving), 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 337 (causing injury by an act endangering the life or personal safety of another) of the Code. Indian criminal.
A speeding ticket costs the life of a pedestrian
An auto rickshaw claimed the life of an unidentified pedestrian near Mauli Jagran in the early hours of Sunday, police said Monday.
The driver, Hira Lal Mandal, 32, from Saharanpur settlement, Panchkula, was arrested and later released on bail.
He was arrested on the statement of officer Sushil Kumar from Manimajra police station.
Kumar said he and his colleagues were on patrol duty around 2:10 a.m. Sunday. When they got near the Mauli Jagran bend, he saw an auto rickshaw moving at high speed from the housing board light spot to the Kalagram light spot.
Unable to brake on seeing a pedestrian crossing the road, the three-wheeler crashed into the man, seriously injuring him. The victim was transported to PGIMER by a PCR vehicle, but succumbed to his injuries.
Mandal was arrested under Articles 279 and 337 of the ICC at Manimajra police station.