Chandigarh witnessed another accident because of drunk driving in city. It looks like no improvement has been seen even after the liquor ban on highways and after imposing strict fines against drunk driving. Drunk driving and accidents are again in the news and it is actually quite bad – not just for Chandigarh but for the entire country.
The accident occurred between an Innova car and a 2-wheeler. It is said that both the parties – Innova driver and bike riders were drunk. The incident happened around midnight in Sector 34 of Chandigarh.
After-Work Drinks Turns Into Death
An Innova car banged into two motorbikes in Sector 34, Chandigarh. In this case, both motorbike riders and Innova car driver were under the effect of liquor. Mukesh Verma, Pinku and Mukesh were riding on one bike whereas Parmod and Vinod were riding on the other bike.
The deceased Mukesh (18) and Pinku (25) worked at Burger Point in Sector 35 Chandigarh. Mukesh and Pinku were the residents of Burail.
Mukesh Verma, Parmod and Vinod got injured in the mishap. The police said that all five of them went out for drinking after getting free from their work on Saturday at around 11 pm.
Raj Singh, the driver of Innova car has been arrested. He is a resident of Badmajra village in SAS Nagar. The police said that Raj Singh was also under the effect of liquor.
How The Incident Happened
The police said that Raj Singh’s Innova hit the motorbike first on which Parmod and Vinod were riding. The car hit the motorbike near Canara Bank, Sector 34 Chandigarh. After that, there was an argument between the five friends riding on the motorbike and Raj Singh.
After the argument, the five friends left.It seems like Raj Singh got frustrated after a heated argument with the motorcyclists as he followed them and again banged his Innova into their bikes near Hotel Orbit, Sector 35, Chandigarh. The Innova car and bikes had a miserable collision and the Innova car further hit an electric pole.The Sector 34 Chandigarh police station officer said that they have arrested Raj Singh and have booked a case under section 279, section 337 and section 304 of the Indian Penal Code.
Section 279 – rash driving or riding on a public way
Section 337 – causing hurt by endangering life or personal liberty of others
Section 304 – culpable homicide not amounting to murder
The Government has undoubtedly made a right decision by banning liquor on highways and also by raising the drunk driving fine. Let’s hope that the government will now come up with the strictest punishment against the drunk drivers.