Car runs over labourers sleeping on pavement, one dead

The incident took place in Jabalpur and the driver said he was trying to avoid a collision with a truck when the accident happened

bhopal Updated: May 20, 2018 09:20 IST
Monika Pandey
Monika Pandey
Hindustan Times, Jabalpur
Jabalpur accident,Car runs over people,labourers killed
A woman was killed and seven others injured when a car ran over them as they slep on a pavement in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A woman was killed and seven others were injured when a car ran over labourers sleeping on a pavement on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

The deceased was identified as 35-year-old Faggo Bai, a resident of Mandla district. All the victims belong to Mandla. The injured include Bhaddu Singh (35), Dubariya Bai (32), Panku (30), Meku (30) Sukhai (45) Babulal (50) and Malle (40). All of them were admitted to the government district hospital at Jabalpur for treatment.

The incident took place in Jabalpur’s Vijay Nagar area at about 12:30 am. The accused Lalit Dubey (20) was arrested later Saturday.

“The car was badly damaged after the accident as it rammed into the footpath. Lalit ran away from the scene of incident leaving behind his car. After his arrest, Lalit said he had purchased the old car for Rs 60000 sometime back. He claimed the mishap took place when he wanted to avoid a collision with a truck,” additional superintendent of police (ASP) Deepak Shukla said.

First Published: May 20, 2018 09:20 IST