Diyal Singh College student killed by speeding truck

LAHORE, Sept 22: A student Tariq Pervaiz - of Diyal Singh College was killed by a speeding truck near Shabbab Chowk on Friday. His sister, who was also on the motorcycle, was severely injured. A few days earlier, a student of Punjab University was killed and his sister was injured in a collision with a rashly driven 22-wheeler on Bund Road. Tariq was dropping his elder sister Sakeena at a tuition academy when a speeding truck carrying sand hit his motorcycle. Tariq was killed instantly while bystanders took Sakeena to Jinnah Hospital.

The driver escaped the scene. Tariq was a resident of Ghausia Park in Samanabad. Witnesses said Samanabad and Millat Park police reached the spot after half an hour of the accident. Officials from both police stations claimed that the accident did not occur in their jurisdiction and argued with each other, witnesses added. Friends and relatives of the deceased protested and asked the police to take the body into custody first and then decide which police station's jurisdiction the accident took place, witnesses said. Millat Park police then took the body to the morgue and impounded the truck. A relative of the deceased said the accident happened because the truck driver was unable to stop the vehicle in time. Daily Times



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