1 Dead, About 20 Injured After Speeding Car Rams Devotees In Chhattisgarh Jashpur

by National | 15-10-2021 | 664 views

Chhattisgarh: One person has died and around 20 have been injured after a car ran over a group of people - devotees walking to immerse an idol of Goddess Durga - in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district.

The one person who died has been identified as Gaurav Aggarwal, 21, a resident of Pathalgaon in Jashpur. The injured have been admitted to the Pathalgaon Civil Hospital for treatment. Block Medical Officer James Minj said two of the injured were being referred to other hospitals with fractures.

The car - a maroon Mahindra Xylo - had a Madhya Pradesh number plate and sped away after the horrific accident, driving towards nearby Sukhrapara.According to the office of the district's Superintendent of Police, two accused have been arrested and charged. The first is 21-year-old Bablu Vishwakarma and the second is 26-year-old Shishupal Sahu. Both are residents of Madhya Pradesh's Singrauli district, and were passing through Chhattisgarh.

Both accused of the incident where a speeding car mowed down people in Pathalgaon, Jashpur arrested. Both - Bablu Vishwakarma and Shishupal Sahu - are residents of MP and passing through Chhattisgarh. Action is being taken against them: Jashpur SP office said.

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