NRI, woman killed in Punjab road accident

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) and his daughter-in-law were killed while his wife and son were injured when their car was hit by an oil tanker on the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road in Punjab on Thursday, the state police said.

Mela Singh and his daughter-in-law Amandeep Kaur were killed on tghe spot, and Mela Singh’s wife, Jasvir Kaur, and their son Lakhwinder Singh were injured in the accident, which took place around 140 km from here.

The NRI family hailed from Begowal village in Kapurthala district.

Lakhwinder Singh and his parents are based in the US, and the family was going to Chandigarh to get Amandeep Kaur’s medical examination done for visa application so that she could join her husband Lakwinder in the US.

The tanker driver fled from the spot, and the police have booked a criminal case against him.