Punjab Cop Arrested for Hit and Run; 1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured

A speeding car, which was allegedly driven by a police inspector, is believed to have caused the accident.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The accident took place around 8:30 am on a road in the Jalandhar Cantonment area</p></div>

One woman was critically injured and another passed away on the spot as a car ran over them near Jalandhar highway in Punjab on Monday, 18 October.

The deceased has been identified as Navjot Kaur. According to NDTV, Kaur worked in a car showroom.

In a CCTV video that is being shared on social media, a speeding Maruti Brezza can be seen hitting the women. It was allegedly being driven by a police inspector identified as Amrit Pal Singh.

The accident took place around 8:30 am on a road in the Jalandhar Cantonment area and caused a massive traffic jam on the highway.


Local residents protested against the incident and reportedly said they will not clear the highway until the inspector is charged.

NDTV also quoted Punjab Superintendent of Police Iqbal Singh Kahlo stating that the car has been traced and that the driver was arrested.

(With inputs from NDTV.)

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