Three people, including two army officers, died in a road accident on Jaipur-Bikaner National Highway in Rajasthan on Saturday morning. The accident took place about 40 km from Bikaner to Jaipur and about 40 km near Jodha village. In the process of saving the animals on the highway, the army vehicle became unbalanced and overturned. Colonel MS Chauhan and Major Neeraj, of the 19 Sikh Light Infantry of the Army, were also killed, while the death of another along with Major Neeraj has also been reported.
No Official Statement issued by the Army
This morning, we have lost Col MS Chauhan and Maj Neeraj of 19 SIKHLI in a fatal road accident near Bikaner. Below is the picture of Col Chauhan from his GC days in the movie Lakshya. @ThePrintIndia pic.twitter.com/SyIFzmyMH7
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Former army chief Ved Malik described the incident as terrible. He wrote on Twitter that the army had lost precious lives in a road accident. At present, no official statement has been issued by the army regarding this accident. However, news of the deaths of armed officers has become viral on social media with photographs of the incident. A picture of Colonel MS Chauhan has also gone viral on social media, in which he is seen with film actor Hrithik Roshan. This picture is from when the soldiers camped in Dehradun.
Injured were Rushed to PBM Hospital
Seruna Police Station Officer Ajay Kumar said police rushed the injured to PBM Hospital in Bikaner from where both military officers were declared dead. At the same time, both injured soldiers were admitted to the hospital. Military personnel who were injured and killed in the incident were stationed at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh. All came to Bikaner for military exercises. It was said that soon after the accident many army vehicles arrived on the spot. ASI Shivkumar said the incident occurred at 5.30 am on Saturday when the CO’s car overturned in an attempt to save a cow.