Mohali, February 18
The Mohali police have nabbed a car driver who after hitting a cyclist kept on driving the vehicle with the victim’s body on the rooftop for about 10 km in the city and later dumped the body near Sunny Enclave.
The accused has been identified as Nirmal Singh, a resident of Khamano in Fatehgarh Sahib district. The victim has been identified as Yogender Mandal (35), a resident of Aero City in the city. He was declared brought dead at civil hospital.
According to police, the incident occurred when a rashly-driven car coming from the Zirakpur side on Airport road hit a cyclist coming from the opposite direction. Such was the impact that the victim landed on the car’s rooftop and the driver instead of stopping the vehicle kept on driving for 10 km. Later, the car driver dumped the body near showrooms near Sunny Enclave and sped away. A passerby informed the police about the incident.
DSP Rupinderdeep Kaur Sohi reached the spot. On checking the CCTV footage, she found that the car driver had dumped the body and fled. A case under Sections 279, 427, 304A and 201 of the IPC has been registered against the car driver and took the car into its custody.