However, police said the scooterist was killed in an accident between a car and the scooter.
    
Residents of Behrampur Zimidara and surrounding villages blocked the Ropar-Chandigarh highway at Solkhian after the accident, alleging the scooterist was killed by a luxury private bus, seeking adequate compensation for the next of kin of deceased and registering a case against the bus driver.

The deceased had been identified as Swarn Singh (40), police said, adding that Singh was on his way to home after night shift at work when the accident took place.

The deceased's wife Mandeep Kaur said that the bus has hit the scooter. She alleged that the bus driver after hitting the scooter sped away with the vehicle.

Punjab Congress president, Partap Singh Bajwa alleged the bus belongs to Dabwali Transport Company owned by Badal family and demanded the registration of a case against all the directors of the company.

"Today's incident is a classic example of hit & run as the bus driver didn't even bother to stop after crushing Swaran Singh and the police had failed to take any action and the reasons were obvious," Bajwa said.
    
He demanded that Dabwali transport company should pay Rs 30 lakh as compensation to the victim's family. Bajwa also demanded government job for the bereaved family on the pattern of the Moga tragedy involving Orbit bus.
    
He also appealed to the Hon'ble Punjab and Haryana High Court to take suo motto notice of this another case allegedly involving the transport company of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
    
However, Ropar SSP Varinder Pal Singh said the bus was not involved in the accident. "Car has banged into the scooter... its air bag opened... car is damaged", he said.
    
He said the car driver Prabhbir had been arrested for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

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