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Dera Bassi: Three out of four members of the NRI family killed in a car collision

Four people, including two NRI women and a four-month-old boy, were killed after a ruthlessly driven Swift car jumped over the bulkhead and pulled into the opposite lane before ramming head-on into an Ertiga that killed the NRI family carried freeway near the village of Janetpur in Dera Bassi, around 1:15 a.m. on Thursday.

The family was returning from Faridabad after attending their younger son’s wedding when the disaster struck.

The deceased were identified as Harjeet Kaur Dhami, 56, her daughter-in-law Sharanjeet Kaur, 33, the four-month-old grandson Ajaib Singh, who were all traveling in the Ertiga, and Gaurav Kumar of Panipat, who was in the Swift. there was a car on the way.

Dera Bassi Station House Officer (SHO) Kulbir Singh said the family lived in Sector 80, Mohali, and hired a Maruti Ertiga taxi to take them to Faridabad on Tuesday.

When they returned to Mohali on the night between Wednesday and Thursday, a Swift car with the registration number HR-42E-7507 crashed into their vehicle.

Davinder Singh Dhami, whose wife Harjeet Kaur and other family members were killed in the accident, said the Swift car was rushed and both vehicles overturned on the road several times after the collision.

Dhami said he was in the front seat with the driver while his wife Harjeet Kaur, daughter-in-law Sharanjit Kaur Dhami, granddaughter Harliv Kaur and grandson Ajaib Singh sat in the back. All were taken to the Indus Hospital in Dera Bassi, where doctors pronounced Harjeet Kaur, Sharanjit Kaur and Ajaib Singh dead on arrival.

The rest of the injured were referred to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. Harliv has broken his leg and is being treated at a private hospital in Sector 33, Chandigarh.

The taxi driver and Dhami suffered minor injuries.

According to police, the Swift driver, Hritik Bhalla, a resident of Haryana, was booked under Section 304A (death from negligence), 279 (hasty driving), 337 (hasty and negligent act), 338 (serious injury), 427 (Mischief causing fifty rupees in damage) of the Indian Criminal Code, based on Dhami’s testimony. Bhalla is currently on the run, said the SHO.

After the autopsy, the bodies were handed over to the relatives of the victim.

Sardul Singh, the victims’ neighbor in Sector 80, said the family had stayed in Brampton, Canada and had come to India for their son’s wedding in the first week of December. The newly married couple was in a different car.

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