In an unfortunate hit and run case in Punjab’s Jalandhar, two women pedestrians were mowed down by a speeding vehicle. Where one died on spot, another is critically injured. The vehicle that hit women is said to be of a police official, who is absconding.

The deadly car accident took place at Jalandhar- Phagwara highway near Danowali, Jalandhar around 8:30 pm on Monday.

Reportedly, two women- Navjot Kaur and her friend- residents of Dhanowali village were crossing the road when a speeding car hit them and fled the scene. Navjot Kaur died on the spot. Her friend was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and is critical.

The two women worked in Kosmo Hyundai and were crossing the road to catch an auto and go for work.

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The vehicle, which crushed the two women has been seized by police. The car has a Hoshiyarpur number plate and is said to be owned by a police official.

The kin and villagers of deceased Navjot Kaur are protesting at the site of the accident, while the police are trying to calm them down. Jalandhar-Phagwara highway remains blocked and no one vehicle is allowed to cross by the site.

The investigation is underway.

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