High-speed minibus mows down 3 workers in Ludhiana

The victims – Manish, 24; Munna Manji, 27; and Madan Lal, 21 – were working at Bhagwati Cotton Mills in Ludhiana as laborers and were on their way to the petrol pump when the high-speed minibus hit them

In the second such incident in as many days, three workers were crushed to death after a high-speed bus slammed into their motorbike on the Kohara-Lakhowal road on Monday.

The victims – Manish, 24; Munna Manji, 27; and Madan Lal, 21 – were working at Bhagwati Cotton Mills on Lakhowal Road and were on their way to the petrol pump when the accident happened. After mowing down the workers, the unidentified driver of the minibus fled, leaving the vehicle on the road. The bus was impounded and a case was filed under Sections 279 (reckless driving), 427 (damage) and 304A (negligent death) of the Indian Penal Code.

The complainant, Pankaj Kumar, Manish’s brother, said he was following the trio on a separate bike when he saw a private bus coming from Lakhowal hit the bike. “Manish and Munna Manji were killed instantly, while Madal Lal succumbed to his injuries in hospital.”

Koomkalan Station Officer Sub-Inspector Kamaljit Singh said a hunt was underway for the accused.

On January 15, two teenage friends died, while another was injured after a congressman’s car hit them in the village of Jandiali.

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