Traffic policeman’s car mows down two children

December 7th, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS  

Mohali (Punjab), Dec 6 (IANS) Two children were crushed to death under a car being driven by a traffic policeman here Saturday evening, an official said.Ishu, 7, and Simran, 5, were going to the market with their mother for wedding shopping when they were hit by a car near the roundabout of Phase II here, while their mother Sawarn Kaur escaped with minor injuries, police said.

“The accused, Parminder Singh, head constable in traffic police, Mohali, was on holiday Saturday and he was driving his own car. The children were immediately taken to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh but were declared brought dead by the doctors,” Harbeer Singh Atwal, investigating officer of the case, told IANS.

“Police have registered a case and arrested the accused. We have initiated our inquiry and will produce the accused in the court Monday,” said Atwal.

Dalbeer Singh, father of the victims, works in a private company and the family had shifted to their new home 15 days back.

A witness said: “They were crossing the road when a rashly driven car hit them from the rear. The car was running at such a high speed that the driver could not control it. The collision was so massive that that the front portion of the car was damaged badly too,” said one of the eyewitnesses.

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