The parents and grandmother of a woman IPS officer PD Nitya, presently posted as SSP of Leh district in Ladakh, were killed after a car they were travelling in collided with a truck in Chhattisgarh’s Durg district, police said on Wednesday.
The accident took place on Tuesday night near Khedamara village under Jamul police station limits when the three victims were returning home in Smriti Nagar of Bhilai city (Durg), police said.
As per preliminary information, they had gone to Berla village in the car for some work.
The car collided with a truck which was coming from the opposite direction near Khedamara, leaving the three persons seriously injured.
They were shifted to a nearby hospital where all of them — Nitya’s father P Venkataratnam (65), mother P Santhi (60) and her 85-year-old maternal grandmother — were declared dead.
The truck was engaged in transporting slag from a steel plant in Bhilai.
The truck driver has been arrested and a case registered against him.
Meanwhile, ADGP Ladakh SD Singh Jamwal and all ranks of Ladakh UT Police today mourned the death of parents of Leh SSP Ms.PD Nitya in a tragic car accident in Durg of Chhattisgarh.
In a condolence gathering at the police headquarters Ladakh, all officers and officials paid homage and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and for giving courage to the bereaved family members to bear this tragic and irreparable loss.