Rajanpartap still not traced; divers on search
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The body of Rajanpartap Singh, whose car fell into the Sidhwan canal on Sunday is yet to be traced. It was on Sunday evening that a Hyundai Verna car in which Rajanpartap along with his four other friends was returning home after attending a wedding in Phillaur.
According to the survivors of the incident which took place in the South city area, Rajanpartap was sitting at the back and while all the others were fished out of the canal by the nearby residents, Rajanpartap is feared drowned and is yet to be found.
Meanwhile, distraught family members of Rajanpartap sat on the banks of the canal in the hope of finding the body which was yet to be traced till the time of filing of this report. Rajanpartap and his friends Sukhmani Singh, Sukhmani's fiancé Silky, Jashan Preet Singh and Inderpreet Kaur are all residents of Model Town and come from well known business families of the city.
ADCP Joginder Singh, when contacted, said, "A huge police party along with divers are here at the spot but we have not been able to find Rajanpartap so far. We have put up a net at the place where the water falls but no results have come so far. At the same time we have even got the level of water being released in the canal lowered but no luck has come our way so far."
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that Sukhmani Singh was driving the car and while eyewitnesses claim that the car was traveling at high speed, Singh is reported to have told the police that he does not know how the car went out of his control and fell into the gushing waters.
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