One of two cyclists hit by truck dies

One of two cyclists who had been hurt in the accident at the Railway Station Light Point on December 28 on Sunday died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

Noor Islam, aged 30, was a resident of Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran and had been working there as a labourer. Noor Islam was taken to the GMSH-16 on December 28 from where he was referred to PGIMER.

Noor Islam had been the first one to be hit by the truck when it went on the rampage, along with another cyclist Ramjas, who sustained fractures in both legs.

Noor Islam was detected with a clot in his brain on Saturday and on Sunday he died. Inspector Narinder Patial, SHO, Police Station Industrial Ares said, "The technical examination of the truck revealed that the brakes of the truck were functioning properly".

Jaspal Singh, a resident of Mohali who was driving the truck was arrested and booked on charges of casing death due to negligence. He was later released on bail. In order to jump the red lights, Jaspal Singh lost control of his truck and hit a motorcycle, a cycle, another two-wheeler and three cars. The motor cyclist Ajinder Singh Mahathroo died on the spot.

7 arrested from hotel

UT police has arrested four women belonging to the states of West Bengal, Assam and Punjab and three men from Saini Palace, Daria after a complaint was given by Sarpanch Gurpreet Happy. The complaint was given to the police stating that the hotels were into some "business" which was not acceptable by the villagers about a week ago.

Sub Inspector Om Prakash, in-charge of the Daria police post said, "We raided the hotel as we had information that some persons have come from outside states and might create some problem on the New Year's eve. We have booked them on suspicion of committing a cognizable offence but we are yet to verify if they were to commit a crime or not". He also added that they were not able to recover any identification proofs of the arrested persons.

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