In an appalling incident, the registrar of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology (GJU&ST), his two sisters and driver were killed when a gas tanker overturned on their car near Gaindawas village of Bhiwani district on Siwani-Hisar highway on Sunday.
The family was traveling the official vehicle (HR 20 AL 0112) of registrar Pundir. The deceased have been identified as registrar Anil Kumar Pundir (54), his two sisters Sushila Devi and Usha Devi, and his driver Balbir Singh (55) of Talwandi Rana village.
5 other people traveling in another car also received minor injuries as the tanker partially crushed their vehicle.
The police have registered a case under section 279 (rash driving on a public way) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) against the driver of the gas container of Bharat Petroleum who fled from the spot leaving the vehicle behind.
As soon the news of the accident spread, police personnel led by DSP Siwani Jaipal Singh rushed to the spot and started an investigation into the matter.
The bodies were sent to Hisar general hospital for the postmortem.