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A Non- resident Indian had died in a crash by a speeding bus near Verka milk plant on Ferozepur road on Thursday in the morning.
The deceased has been identified as a Canada- based NRI Meena Sharma of the 23 years of age from the Sector 32 of the Chandigarh road. She has been identified as a second year student of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and the family of the deceased lives in the Surrey of Canada.
The police officials have said that Meena was living in the GADVASU hostel across the Sidhwan canal towards the Ferozpur road for the last one and half years while she has been pursuing her degree.
The police had added saying that Meena Sharma had left her hostel at 9 in the morning on Thursday on her scooty towards the college which is located on the other side of the bridge. It has been said that her classmates were in tow on separate vehicles.
The crash has occurred near a restaurant on the Ferozepur road when a speeding bus has come from the Mullanpur side and has hit her scooty from behind. With the attack that has been happened from behind, Meena Sharma fell on the road with serious injuries observing which the on lookers had gathered at the spot where the accident had taken place. The victim, Meena Sharma was not wearing a helmet when the crash has taken place.
Meena sharma had been rushed to a private hospital by the onlookers where the doctors had declared that she has been brought dead.
After the incident, the driver has fled the spot, leaving the vehicle at the accident spot and the vehicle was later seized by the police.
The family of the victim Meena Sharma is settled in Canada which comprises of her father Arun Sharma who is a veterinary doctor, her mother, an elder sister and a younger brother.
Mamta Sharma who is the aunt of Meena Sharma has said that her parents have been informed and are expected to reach the city in a day or two.
Aamrjit Kumar who is the assistant sub- inspector and who is investigating the case has said that an FIR has been filed against the unidentified driver of the bus who had hit Meena from behind and had fled the spot, under the Sections 279 for rash driving and 304 A for causing death due to negligence of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) following the complaint made by Varinder Sharma who is Meena’s uncle.
By Shrithika Kushangi