The accident occurred in Dhanwali village on the Jalandhar-Vagwara Expressway. (representative image from PTI)

The two girls were standing on the side of the road on the highway when they were run over by the car driving Inspector Amrit Pal Singh.

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  • Latest update:October 18, 2021 at 7:52 PM IST
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A girl was killed and another seriously injured after they were allegedly run over by a police inspector in a village in Jalandhar district of Punjab on Monday, officials said, adding that the accused have been arrested. They said the accident took place in Dhanwali village on the Jalandhar-Vagwara highway.

They added that the two girls were standing on the side of the road on the highway when they were run over by the car driven by Inspector Amrit Pal Singh, killing the girl instantly. The deceased was identified as Navjot Kaur, who worked in a local auto showroom.

Singh, stationed at the Punjab Armed Police headquarters in Jalandhar, was arrested. A video posted online shows the two girls standing on the road. They can be seen taking steps back after seeing the car approaching them. But within moments, the car crashed into them.

In the aftermath of the incident, local residents who sat in Al Dhafra blocked highway traffic, demanding that a murder case be registered against the accused police officer.

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