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A speeding car crushed people involved in a religious procession in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district. In Jashpur’s Pathalgaon, about 150 people were going for Durga immersion in the form of a procession. One person died on the spot due to the collision of the car, while 26 people were injured. Four of the injured are in critical condition. The car was loaded with ganja and the smugglers were taking it from Odisha to Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh.
After the incident, people set the car on fire. During investigation, it has come to know that both the accused were coming by crushing someone earlier also. Some people were chasing them and due to this the speed of the car was very fast. However, the information about the one who was crushed earlier could not be found. Jashpur SP has also attached the line to Pathalgaon TI. The BJP has announced the closure of the district for one day on Saturday in protest against the incident. The BJP has demanded the suspension of the SP and the assistance of one crore rupees to the family of the deceased.
People chased for 5 km and caught the accused
After the incident, people chased and caught the driver of the car from Sukhrapara, 5 km away. Angry people beat him fiercely. People also set ablaze the car that hit it. With great difficulty, the police rescued the accused from the crowd. While saving him from the mob, the police took him to Kapu police station in Raigad district. Seeing the anger of the people, police has been deployed on the spot. Two accused have been arrested in this case.
The accident took place in Pathalgaon at around 1.30 pm on Friday. At that time people were taking the idols of 7 Durga pandals to the river bank for immersion. Then a car coming from behind in the middle of the market crushed the people involved in the procession. A young man named Gaurav Aggarwal (21) died on the spot due to the collision of the car, while 4 people playing the band were seriously injured.
The people involved in the procession jumped off due to the collision of the car.
Enraged by the incident, the people thrashed the driver of the car.
The car that hit the people was set on fire.
One ASI suspended from Pathalgaon police station
People have accused an ASI KK Sahu of smuggling ganja. They say that the accused along with this ASI was trying to smuggle ganja. That’s why we demand action against ASI also. People also raised slogans against the police administration. After this the ASI of Pathalgaon police station was suspended.
After the incident, angry people gheraoed the Pathalgaon police station.
Gumla-Katni highway jammed after the accident
People gheraoed the Pathalgaon police station in protest against the incident. Apart from this, keeping the dead body of the deceased for about 4 hours on Gumla-Katni National Highway was also done. They raised slogans against the police and administration officials. They were not ready to remove the dead body from the highway till the arrest of the accused.
Angry people blocked the highway with the body of the slain youth.
Car running at a speed of more than 100 km
Eyewitnesses say that the speed of the car must have been 100 to 120 and it directly hit the people. Many people have been seriously injured in this accident. People also say that ganja smugglers have a hand in the incident. He has hit the people involved in Durga immersion with a car.
There was panic on the spot due to the accident that took place during Durga Visarjan procession.
Smugglers from Madhya Pradesh who crush people
The two accused arrested by the police in this incident are both residents of Madhya Pradesh. Their names are Bablu Vishwakarma (21) and Shishupal Sahu (26). Here, on getting information about the anger of the people, senior police officers have reached the spot.
A consignment of ganja loaded in the car.
Collector appealed to maintain peace
Collector Ritesh Agarwal has appealed to the people to maintain peace regarding the incident. He has said that action will definitely be taken against the culprits. Police have arrested two accused. Action will be taken against the rest of the culprits on the basis of their interrogation.