Jul 12, 2024

On way to treat their child, four of Katra family die in Punjab road accident

Out of five, only one alive in injured condition.

Four family members including a six-year-old child from Kakryal area of Katra were killed while one woman was injured after a vehicle they were in was hit by a truck along the Hoshiarpur-Tanda road in Punjab on Sunday morning, reports said.

The accident took place around 7:00am near Addan Saran area under the jurisdiction of Police Station Tanda in Hoshiarpur district when a vehicle with five passengers in it was hit by a truck, leaving four persons including the driver of the vehicle dead on-spot and a woman injured, said an officer.

The officer identified the deceased as Farooq Ahmed son of Firozuddin Ahmed, his brother Aarif Ahmed, and two children Mobisher (17) and Arshlan (6), all residents of Kakryal, Katra. While the injured has been identified as Sarish Naznin wife of Farooq Ahmed

The injured woman has been referred to a hospital in Amritsar and the bodies of the deceased have been sent to Civil Hospital Dasuya for post-mortem, he said.

According to the police officer, the family, was on way to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, to treat Aarif Ahmed, who was not well.

They had left Kakryal village around 3 am and their vehicle met with an accident around 7 am.

He said that police have registered a case under the relevant sections of the law and taken up further investigation.

Meanwhile, Punjab Police have launched a manhunt to arrest the driver of the truck, who has fled the spot after the accident.


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