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Six killed, four injured after speeding SUV overturns

Police said that the accident took place due to the negligence of the driver.

jaipur Updated: Jan 14, 2018 20:24 IST
Suresh Foujdar
Suresh Foujdar
Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
Rajasthan news,Accident,Death
Five of the passengers were killed on the spot, while one died during treatment at a hospital in Bharatpur.(HT PHOTO)

Six people were killed and four injured when an SUV they were travelling in overturned near Nagla Nirbhan village in Bayana sub-division of Bharatpur district on Sunday.

Police said that Sanjay Jatav (25), a resident of Bayana, was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bharatpur after he had fallen from a roof on Saturday night. Ten people, including his family members and relatives, were coming to Bharatpur in a Xylo (MH14-FS-1284) to see him at the hospital when the driver lost control of the speeding vehicle and it overturned, said Khaleel Ahamad, the station house officer (SHO) of Bayana police station.

After receiving the information, a police team reached the spot, he said.

Five of the passengers were killed on the spot, while one died during treatment at a hospital in Bharatpur, the SHO said. Rajkapoor Jatav (26), son of Bhagwan Singh, a neighbour of Sanjay, died during treatment at a hospital in Bharatpur, he said. He was the only son of his parents.

Five other deceased were identified as Sanjay’s wife Nargesh Devi (25) and his brother’s wife Babita Devi (28), both residents of Bayana, and his relatives Juli (20), Juli’s brother Manjit Jatav (30) and Ramfal Jatav (60), all residents of Hindaun City.

Among the four injured were Vimla Devi (45) and her two sons Sahil Jatav (17), Shailesh Jatav (13) from Jatav Colony in Hindaun City. They were undergoing treatment at the government hospital in Bayana. Sahbag Jatav (11), son of Sanjay and Nargesh, was referred to a private hospital in Bharatpur, where his condition was stated to be “critical”, the SHO said.

Ahamad said that the accident took place due to negligence of the SUV driver. He was speeding and lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the accident, he said, adding that the driver fled the scene of accident. The police are searching for him, he added.The bodies were later shifted to the mortuary at government hospital in Bayana.

Meanwhile, in another road accident on Saturday evening, three people were killed and two dozen injured when a private mini bus overturned on the National Highway 11-B in the Sar Mathura police station area of Dholpur district. The private bus was coming from Karauli to Sar Mathura when the driver lost its control resulting in the accident, police said. After receiving the information, police reached the spot and rushed the injured to hospital for treatment.

First Published: Jan 14, 2018 20:24 IST