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 happenedbhopal Updated: May 20, 2018 09:20 IST
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.