Gagan ajit’s mother-in-law killed in acc


Staff member

Ludhiana February 26:
Hockey player Gagan Ajit’s mother-in-law was killed and 19 were injured, two of them seriously, when the speeding bus they were travelling in overturned at Cheema Chowk here early morning.

Dr Brij Bala, a resident of Ferozepur and mother-in-law of Gagan Ajit, died on the spot and Harpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar received serious injuries. Seventeen other passengers also sustained injuries. They were rushed to the Civil Hospital, where they were discharged after first aid.

The incident took place at around 6 am when the driver of the Chandigarh-bound bus tried to overtake another bus on the Cheema Chowk flyover. The driver lost control and banged the bus into the roundabout, causing it to overturn. Harpreet Singh’s (38) fingers were badly crushed and doctors said since he was diabetic, these would have to be amputated.

Eyewitnesses said had the driver tried to overtake after slowing down, the accident would not have occurred. Kul Bahadur, a passenger, said the driver was driving rashly from the start of the journey. The police has arrested the driver, Sukhdev Singh. A case has been registered under Section 304 of the IPC and the bus has been impounded.