Five persons of a family were killed and one person was injured when a Tata Safari SUV crashed into a Santro car on Super Corridor in Indore on Friday afternoon.
At around 3:10pm, the SUV was bound for Indore Airport when the Santro, driven by Rameshwar, 40, tried to enter the Super Corridor from a side lane between Bada Bangarda and Chota Bangarda. Due to the impact of the collision, the Santro car flipped several times, killing all passengers on the spot.
The SUV crashed into a divider, injuring the driver who is still to gain consciousness at a private hospital. Identity of the SUV driver could not be ascertained. The SUV is registered in the name of Dilip Nagar.
Chief superintendent of police (CSP) RS Ghuraiya said, “The deceased have been identified as professor Rameshwar Jatawa, his son Vinay alias Sonu Jatawa,14; Parvati Bai, 55, wife of Rameshchandra Jatwa from Buraniya village; Kala Bai, 35, wife of Babulal Parmar from Paliya village and Ghadibai, 32 from Takun village.”
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya media incharge Prof Chandan Gupta said, “Rameshwa was a professor at the Department of Life Science since 2007. He stayed at DAVV’s residential complex for professors with his wife and two sons.”
The three women co-passengers of Rameshwar were his aunts. The family was going to Bangarda after celebrating Raksha Bandhan, said Devkaran Jatawa, brother of Rameshwar.
CSP Ghuraiya and Aerodrome police station in -charge Baljeet Singh recovered the bodies from the car debris and sent them to the district hospital for post-mortem. A case has been registered against the SUV driver under relevant sections of IPC.