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Three women run over by speeding truck near farmers' protest site in Haryana, driver arrested

Three women lost their lives when they were run over by a speeding truck in Haryana's Jhajjar. The driver of the truck was arrested by the police. 

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New Delhi Updated on: October 28, 2021 14:21 IST
Three women run over by speeding truck near farmers'
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Three women run over by speeding truck near farmers' protest site in Haryana

Three women were killed when a speeding truck ran over them near the farmers' protest site in Haryana's Jhajjar, news agency ANI reported. According to the police, a group of at least seven women were sitting on a divider and waiting for an autorickshaw to go to the railway station when the truck hit them. While two of the women died on the spot, one died in the hospital. The incident occurred around 6 am.

The driver of the truck ran away from the accident scene, police said, adding that a search operation was launched to nab him. He was arrested from Bahadurgarh. He has been identified as Mangla, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh. 

According to police, the women belonged to Mansa district in Punjab. The victims have been identified as Amarjeet Kaur, Gurmail Kaur and Harsinder Kaur. Others who sustained injuries are undergoing treatment at a hospital. 

“A tipper, carrying dust, rammed into the group of women farmers. Two of them died on the spot. The injured were rushed to the civil hospital and referred to PGI Rohtak for treatment. One of the injured died on the way to the hospital in Rohtak, while two women are reported to be out of danger,” Waseem Akram, SP, Jhajjar, said.

 

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