Tragedy struck in Ghaziabad on Wednesday when a couple from Siliguri, West Bengal, lost their lives in a devastating accident involving a truck, as confirmed by the police.
Arun Chhetri, aged 28, and his wife Sunita, aged 27, unfortunately succumbed to their injuries despite being rushed to the district hospital, as reported by officials. According to a report in the Indian Express, the couple was of Nepali origin and had been residing in a local society in Rajnagar Extension.
Watch the video below
The incident unfolded around 11:20 am at Omega Chauraha in Rajnagar Extension, located within the jurisdiction of the Nandgram police station. According to authorities, CCTV footage of the accident depicts the scooter suddenly making a right turn in an attempt to cross the road, resulting in a collision with the truck. Both of them were tragically caught beneath the truck's wheels, according to an officer's account.
Ritesh Tripathi, ACP Nandgram (officiating), stated, "The bodies have been sent for postmortem examination, and the truck has been seized by the police. We have informed the family about the accident. Further legal action is being taken."
According to the Indian Express, Chhetri worked as a financial consultant, while Sunita was a software engineer. They had tied the knot just last year and had not yet started a family. Both were employed in private firms, with the woman working from home, as confirmed by a police officer.