Five members of a family from Rajasthan killed in accident

Bathinda: Five members of a family from Rajasthan were on Saturday killed while two others sustained injuries when their car collided with a truck in Bathinda. The family, after attending a marriage in Bathinda, was returning to their home in Ganganagar in Rajasthan, police said. The accident occurred near Sardargarh area in Bathinda at around 6 AM when Naveen Kumar, who was driving the car, lost control after a stray animal appeared on the road. The vehicle then collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction, police said.

Five who have been killed in the accident were identified as Naveen’s mother Nirmal Devi (50), his wife Garima (25), son Garnish (2), sister Ritu (24) and niece Neha (2), said Bathinda SHO Sadar Harnek Singh. Naveen (25) and his other niece Aleena (3) sustained serious injuries and were admitted to a local hospital, police said. Naveen, along with his family, was returning to Matili area in Ganganagar after attending his sister’s marriage at Bathinda.