Lucknow Hit and Run: Five killed as car rams into night shelter

Lucknow: Four people lost their life while several others got injured after a car rammed into a night shelter in Lucknow’s Dalibagh area. A red colour Hyundai i20 car with number (U.P 32 GH 7788) crashed into the night shelter around 1:30 am resulting in the death of several labourers.

There were as many as 70 people sleeping in the shelter when a speeding car ran over few of them. According to sources the youngsters who were driving the car were in drunken condition and tried to escape from the spot after committing the crime but were caught by the other labourers who were present there and were then handed to the police.

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Speed of the car was so high that it crashed with the poles of the night shelter, then with the iron tree guards and then rammed further breaking the wall behind. The four labourers who died were all daily wage earners from eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district.

The name of the main accused is said to be Ayush Rawat who is the son of ex MLA of Samajwadi Party Ashok Rawat. The other one is said to be the son of industrialist. These two were caught on the spot by the people, however, 3 three others managed to run away from the spot.

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An eyewitness while talking exclusively to said: “We were sleeping and suddenly a car rammed into the shelter and more than 20-30 people have been killed as there were several times the accused moved the car to and fro to get out of the tent.”
Lucknow Hit and Run: Five killed as car rams into night shelter

Another witness Ram Singh who suffered minor injuries taking to media said that he lost his brother in the incident and further informed that 4 people have been killed while several got injured”.

The official statement issued by the SSP Lucknow, Manzil Saini stated: “4 people are dead and 4 are grievously injured. As per available information, two young men were in the car. We are checking about the reported presence of a third person in the car. We have arrested the two accused and they have also been identified. They both were drunk at the time of the incident. We are interrogating them and will share more details later.”

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