Three students die in road accident

Phagwara: Three students of a private university died when their motorcycle was hit by a truck near here, the police said today.

They were going to Chaheru from Jalandhar when their motorcycle was hit by a truck on Chaheru Bein bridge on the national highway between Phagwara and Jalandhar last night, sub-inspector Baljinder Singh of Chaheru police post said.

While Sonu Gupta (22) and Abhiran Khullar (23) died on spot, Nand Kishore (22) succumbed to his injuries past last midnight at a private hospital in Jalandhar Cantonment, he said, adding they all were BTech final year students of Lovely Professional University.

Kishore was initially admitted to a local Civil hospital but was later referred to a private hospital in Jalandhar Cantonment where he succumbed to his injuries, the official said.

While Gupta was from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Khullar hailed from Delhi and Kishore was from Kerala, the police official said.

The Gupta and Khullar lived in a rented accommodation near the university while the other stayed in the institute’s hostel, he said.

Their families were informed and the bodies will be handed over to them after post-mortem examination, the official said, adding the truck driver has been arrested and the vehicle impounded.