Dentist died in a road accident after his scooter crashed with an SUV in Sector 22

  • | Friday | 25th September, 2020

Kompal Budhiraja, 40, resident of Sector 21, Chandigarh, fled the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. She was arrested later.

A horrific accident between an SUV and a scooter near Aroma light point in Sector 22 of Chandigarh claimed a 26-year-old dentist`s life.

Vishal Kapila, who hails from Una in Himachal Pradesh, was on his way from Mohali to the Sector-17 IBST on his Honda Activa around 7.30 pm.

When he reached the Aroma light point, a Maruti Vitara Brezza, being driven by Kompal Budhiraja, hit him from the side. She was commuting from Sector 21 to Sector 22, where she runs a shop of watches.

Kompal Budhiraja, 40, resident of Sector 21, Chandigarh, fled the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. She was arrested later.

The traffic lights were not functional when the accident took place, and only the blinkers were on.

Police rushed an injured Vishal to the Sector 22 civil hospital, where doctors referred him to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16. But, he died during treatment. His helmet was recovered from the accident spot and Budhiraja’s abandoned vehicle was impounded.

She is booked under Sections 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code and later bailed out. The deceased’s body was handed over to the family after autopsy.



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