According to the police, the women were part of the farmers' protest and were waiting for an autorickshaw to return to their native village in Mansa, Punjab when the incident took place.
Three women farmers died while two more were injured after a truck allegedly rammed into them on Thursday morning near a protest site in Haryana’s Jhajjar district. The deceased have been identified as Amarjeet Kaur, Gurmail Kaur and Harsinder Kaur.
According to the police, the women were part of the farmers’ protest and were waiting for an autorickshaw to return to their native village in Mansa, Punjab when the incident took place.
The incident took place at around 6 am today when a group of seven women farmers were sitting on the divider waiting for an autorickshaw to go to the railway station in Bahadurgarh.
Haryana | Three people have died after being hit by a dumper truck at Bahadurgarh, further investigation underway: SP Jhajjar, Wasim Akram pic.twitter.com/cvNWtdUpln
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Waseem Akram, superintendent of police, Jhajjar, said, “A tipper, carrying dust, rammed into the group of women farmers. Two of them died on the spot. The injured were rushed to the civil hospital and referred to PGI Rohtak for treatment. One of the injured died on the way to the hospital in Rohtak, while two women are reported to be out of danger.”
The women hailed from village Dialuwala, block Bhikhi, Mansa district, said police. The truck driver abandoned the truck and escaped from the spot. He is yet to be arrested, said police.
“The women were returning to their village Punjab as part of rotation. They had been part of farmers’ protests. It is suspected that the accused tipper driver fell asleep at the wheel,” Satwant Singh, member of Bharatiya Kisan Union, Ugrahan, was quoted by The Indian Express as saying.