On Friday, a shocking incident took place in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur in which a speeding car crushed several people in a religious rally. One person died at the spot and 20 people are reportedly injured out of which are 4 are in a critical condition. Accident took place when people were going for Durga Visarjan.
According to the reports of media, the accident took place at Pathalgaon in Jashpur. After the incident took place, the angry crowd burnt the vehicles around. It is said that the SUV car was containing ganja.
As per the report, the incident took place at around 1:30 pm when people were going for the visarjan of idols of 7 Durga pandals. The car came with the high speed and crushed many people in the procession. Car was at the speed of around 100 to 120kmph according to the eyewitnesses.
The SP said, “Durga idol immersion procession was being taken out when a vehicle crossing over to MP dashed into it at Pathalgaon. One died, 2 critically injured, 15 received minor injuries.” He added, “The Pathalgaon Station House Officer (SHO) and the Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) have been suspended.”
The police informed that both the accused have been arrested. A case will be registered under sections 302 (murder) and 304 (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against them.
Superintendent of Police Vijay Agrawal, informed, “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 Madhya Pradesh and were passing through Chhattisgarh. Action is being taken against them.”