Three days after a speeding Volkswagen Beetle claimed the life of three and left four others injured in Dhanas, Chandigarh police on Saturday arrested the main accused behind the wheel on Saturday evening.
The accused was identified as Paramveer Singh (19) of Panchkula. A total of three victims have succumbed to injuries to date after the speeding car first rammed into a motorcycle before hitting people present on the roadside near the Dhanas Community Centre on Wednesday evening.
“We have arrested the accused, and he will be produced in the court tomorrow. We have gathered enough CCTV footage of the route followed by the car on the day of the accident to establish that Paramveer was driving the vehicle. CCTV footage at many places, including in Sector 38, captured the suspect driving alone”, a senior police officer confirmed.
We are yet to identify the girl with the accused who was present in the car. We will also ascertain from where she boarded the car prior to the accident,” the official said.
Accused took first aid in Sector 34 hospital
Three victims, including Rajwanti, Mustafa Ansari, and Bimlesh succumbed to their injuries at PGIMER. Four victims are still in hospital.
Earlier speaking to HT, Kamaljit’s brother said while the accused was present in the car, it was being driven by a driver who fled the spot after the accident.