LUDHIANA: A speeding truck of Ludhiana municipal corporation crushed a scooter borne girl to death near Manna Singh Chowk on Saturday afternoon.
The girl was returning home after attending her IELTS class. After the incident the accused truck driver escaped from the spot.
The deceased girl has been identified as Ekta Verma, 21 of Noorwala road. Recently she had joined IELTS classes in Model Town.
An eye witness stated that the girl was going on her scooter when a speeding truck of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation hit her from behind. When the girl fell down the truck crushed her head and the girl died on the spot. The onlookers raised an alarm after which the driver stopped the vehicle.
However, before people could nab him, the accused managed to flee from there, leaving the vehicle on the spot.
Inspector Satwant Singh, SHO at police station Division number 4 said that the police have identified the accused as Vikram who will soon be arrested. A case is being lodged against him on the statement of Ekta’s father Davinder Verma.