Jashpur: In a shocking incident, a speeding car ran over people involved in a religious procession in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district on Friday. In the incident, at least four people died on the spot while, 20 others were injured. The accident happened when people were going in a procession for Durga Visarjan.Also Read - 1 Killed, 8 Others Injured As Car Mows Down Bikers In Jodhpur. Horrific Accident Caught on Camera
As per media report, the condition of 4 of the injured is said to be critical. The incident took place at Pathalgaon in Jashpur. After the incident, the angry mob has set the car on fire. According to the information, this car was filled with ganja. Also Read - AY.4.2 Cases on Rise, Festive Gatherings, No Social Distancing: Will India Face COVID Third Wave Soon?
According to the report, the incident happened at Pathalgaon in Jashpur around 1.30 PM on Friday. At the time of incident, the people were taking the idols of 7 Durga pandals to the river bank for immersion. The accident happened when the car crushed the people involved in the procession. Also Read - Kolkata Airport Makes RT-PCR Report Mandatory for Unvaccinated Passengers
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Eyewitnesses say that the speed of the car must have been around 100 to 120kmph and it hit the people directly.
However, the angry mob gheraoed the Pathalgaon police station in protest against the incident. And blocked Gumla-Katni National Highway with keeping the body of the deceased.
As per the updates from the office of the Superintendent of Police in Jashpur, both the accused in the case have been arrested. The accused have been identified as 21-year-old Bablu Vishwakarma and 26-year-old Shishupal Sahu.
Responding to the incident, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote on Twitter, “The Jashpur incident is very sad and heartbreaking. The culprits were immediately arrested. Action has also been taken against the police officers who prima facie appeared guilty. An inquiry has been ordered. No one will be spared. Justice will be done.”