Driver and helper of truck arrested after 5 killed in accident


The Jaipur police on Wednesday arrested the driver and the helper of the truck that killed five people after it overturned and fell on a car near Chomu Circle area of the city in the wee hours of Tuesday.

The driver, Geetan Singh (27) a resident of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested from Transport Nagar area of the city on early Wednesday morning. Later in the evening, the helper Sanju was likewise also by the cops. Kamal Nayan, station house officer of accident police headquarters (south Jaipur) disclosed to media that a case under section 304 has been filed against the driver of the case.

The driver told police that both the truck and the car were driven in a high speed and when he applied the brake, the trailer that was affixed to it, overturned and crashed on the car. The cops said that truck was overloaded and fell as soon the driver applied the brakes.

The 18-wheel truck was carrying sacks of salt and weighed around 46 tonne. The truck was coming from Sansar Chandra Road and gone to Bais Godam when near Chomu House Circle it turned turtle and fell over the car .

The victims were recognized as Rahul Sharma (23), his life partner Roshni Sharma, Roshni’s elder sister Jyoti Sharma (32) who lived in Bhopal and had come to Jaipur to go to her sister’s wedding additionally died in the mishap. Additionally killed were Roshni’s nephew and nieceNitesh (20) and Avantika (18).