Lawyer dead in mishap at Morni hills

Story By: H.negi
Monday, April, 21 2014 - 13:07

A  terrible incident took place in which a 26-year-old advocate, Saman Dhanak, was killed while his 30-year-old friend, Neha, suffered serious injuries when the car they were travelling in fell into a 60-foot-deep gorge in the Morni hills in Panchkula late last night.

Saman, grandson of former Haryana minister Amar Singh Dhanak, and Neha were returning to Panchkula in Saman’s Maruti SX4 car from Morni last night when Saman lost control over the car while taking a turn, resulting in the mishap. Saman, a resident of Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, had just started practising law at the Punjab and Haryana High Court after completing his degree from Kurukshetra University, Neha, a resident of Baltana, was working with a private telecom company.

According to the police, the duo had started their journey from Panchkula at 12 noon yesterday and visited Tikar Taal. They started their journey back home at around 8 pm, but met with the accident on the way.

Being dark and a jungle area, the duo remained stuck in the car in the gorge for the whole night. Neha called out for help a number of times at night, but to no avail. Later, she fell unconscious.

After a three-hour operation by the police and villagers in the morning today, the victims were taken from the accident spot to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, where Saman was declared brought dead.

“According to the girl’s statement, she regained consciousness at around 6.30 am today. She somehow managed to get out of the car to call for help. Saman was still alive at that time,” said ASI Paramjt Singh, in charge of the Morni police post.

A few labourers heard Neha’s shrieks and informed local villagers and the police, that called a crane. In the meantime, when Neha went back to tell Saman that people were coming to help them, she realised that he had died.

The postmortem of the victim was conducted at the General Hospital after which the body was handed over to the family.


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