New Delhi, Aug 18: Stopping someone from peeing in public could cost you your life! In a shocking incident in Chandigarh, when a driver was stopped from peeing in public, he drove his truck over the people sleeping on pavement.
As per a TOI report, "A drunk driver drove his truck over eight people sleeping on a pavement in Chandigarh a little past Sunday midnight and killed five of them because some of the victims had rebuked him for urinating in public. Four of the deceased belonged to one family from Rajasthan."
Jitender Yadav, a co-worker of one of the victims was quoted as saying in the report, "Sharma was urinating in the open near the place where we cook food. Some of us objected and pushed him away. He left the place threatening he would teach us a lesson. His truck was parked nearby. We did not expect him to cause such a big tragedy over such a small issue."
Police officials said the four Rajasthan victims came to Chandigarh regularly to sell fenugreek (methi) during the season. Harinder was a labourer who helped unload trucks. The pavement where the five men were killed is adjacent to the back gates of three liquor vends.
"Sharma took a round of the parking lot at full speed and then drove the truck onto the pavement crushing all eight men sleeping there. He tried to escape with the vehicle but the truck stalled after hitting an iron dustbin. Ajay (Cleaner of the truck) was nabbed on the spot," a witness was quoted as saying.
Search for the absconding driver by the police is still on.