Jashpur2 minutes ago
In Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district, a car filled with ganja rammed the people involved in a religious procession. One person died in the car collision, while 26 people were injured. The condition of 4 of the injured is said to be critical. In Jashpur’s Pathalgaon, people were going to perform Durga immersion in the form of a procession, when this incident happened.
A huge crowd gathered at the spot after the incident.
According to the information, the accident happened around 1.30 pm. At that time people were taking the idols of 7 Durga pandals to the river for immersion in Pathalgaon that suddenly a speeding car trampled the crowd going for immersion. Thereafter, the occupant of the car fled from the spot. In this accident, Gaurav Agarwal (21) of the city died on the spot. While 4 people playing the band were also seriously injured. After the incident, there was chaos on the spot and the people around the injured were admitted to the hospital for treatment. At present, the police has reached the spot.
People surrounded the police station.
Gumla-Katni National Highway jam
At the same time, there is a lot of displeasure among the people after the incident. Eyewitnesses say that the speed of the car must have been around 100 to 120 and it has hit the people directly. People gheraoed the Pathalgaon police station in protest against the incident. Apart from this, the Gumla-Katni National Highway has been blocked by keeping the dead body of the deceased. The police have accused an ASI of smuggling ganja. They allege that the accused along with the car-rider ASI was in the process of smuggling ganja. That’s why we demand action against ASI also.
The car rider has been beaten up in this way.
The crowd handed the car forward
At present, the police team has reached the spot. Senior police officers have reached the spot. It is understood that SP Vijay Aggarwal and Collector Ritesh Agarwal are also reaching the spot. It is not yet known what the name of the person in the car was. It was also not known how much ganja was in the car. Here, the nearby mob has chased him and caught him in Sukhrapara, 5 km away. People have also thrashed him and set the car on fire. Heavy police force is deployed at the spot. People are shouting slogans against the police administration.
People set the car on fire.
Collector appealed to maintain peace
On the other hand, Collector Ritesh Aggarwal says about the incident that the incident in Pathalgaon is a sad incident. The first priority is the treatment of the people and the treatment of the injured. The collector has appealed to the people to maintain peace and order. He has said that action will definitely be taken against the culprits. The police has arrested the accused youth. With great difficulty, the police rescued the accused from the crowd. To save the accused from the mob, the police took him to Kapu police station in Raigad district.