A night watchman on his way to work was struck by a Pepsi bus near the beat box in District 31-D around 6 a.m. Friday.
After hitting the victim, Omprakash Nath Goswami from Uttarakhand, the bus driver briefly glanced out the window before driving away.
Police said Goswami worked as a watchman at the Sanchita Complex in Sector 31 and also served as a commanding officer at the Asha Kiran School at Wing 12 Air Force Base. He was taken to GMCH in Area 32, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officials with knowledge of the matter said they had identified the accused driver using the bus number and that he would be arrested soon.
Three hours before the accident, at around 3am, a speeding car claimed the life of an unidentified man at a light point in Sector 17/18.
A passerby who lives in the 18th arrondissement called the police after seeing the car hit the man and fled. He couldn’t write down the vehicle number.
The unidentified victim, who appeared to be in his 60s, was transferred to GMSH, District 16, where he was pronounced dead.
Separate cases under Section 279 (Reckless Driving) and Section 304-A (Death by Negligence) of the Indian Penal Code were registered at Sector-31 and Sector-17 Police Stations respectively.
Speeding car, bike claim 2 lives in Mohali
Two people were also killed in two hit-and-run accidents in Mohali district on Thursday.
In the first case, a 43-year-old woman was run over by a speeding car while standing on the side of the road near the village of Sohara on Thursday night.
The deceased, Paramjit Kaur, lived in a hut in Sohara. The driver of the car was booked for reckless driving and negligence causing death, according to Gulpreet Singh, a warden at Suhara Village Public High School who witnessed the accident.
Kaur was taken to Kharar Civil Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
A 29-year-old cyclist was killed by a motorcycle near the village of Lakhnaur late at night.
The deceased, Parmod Kumar, was a Bihari who had worked as a caterer in Mohali.
His younger brother Vinod Kumar told police he was hit by a reckless motorbike as he was riding his bicycle home from get off work. “We took him to Stage Six Civilian Hospital where he was pronounced dead,” Vinod said in his complaint. The absconded motorcyclist was registered under Article 304-A of the IPC.