27-year-old Kamalpreet Singh, a resident of Mammupur village, Mohali, was killed after a speeding car hit his scooter in Kharar
A hit-and-run accident left a 27-year-old scooterist dead in Rurki Pukhta village, Kharar, on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Kamalpreet Singh of Mammupur village, Mohali.
His father, Lakhvir Singh, told the police that he was following his son’s scooter on a motorcycle while returning home on Friday. When they reached near Rurki Pukhta village, a speeding car hit his son’s scooter from behind, causing his head to crash into the concrete road.
As a result, he died soon after while being taken to the hospital. The car driver fled the scene.
On Lakhvir’s complaint, police booked the unidentified driver, who is being traced with the help of the car’s registration number.
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Passengers catching the 12.15 pm Shatabdi Express to New Delhi will now be treated to radio tunes. “The new initiative will enhance the passengers’ mood, while making their journey more pleasant and comfortable,” he said. The New Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi Express (12045) starts from New Delhi at 7.15 pm and reaches Chandigarh at 10.35 pm after passing through Karnal at 8.35 pm and Ambala Cantt at 9.50 pm.
The city’s maximum temperature shot up to 43.6C on Saturday, making it the hottest May day since 2013, according to the India Meteorological Department. At 43.6C, the maximum temperature on Saturday was the highest since 43.8C on May 24, 2013. Saturday was also the hottest day so far this year. Before this, the day temperature had gone up to 42.2C on April 28, April 29 and April 30.
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