RAIPUR: A ganja-laden automobile, racing away from a police checkpost, plowed via a Dussehra procession in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur on Friday, killing one particular person and injuring over 20, 4 of them critically.
Footage of the horrifying incident, caught on a number of cellular cams, is chillingly harking back to the Lakhimpur Kheri deaths.


Culprits in police custody on Friday
Villagers chased the automotive on bikes, intercepted it after 15km and set it on fireplace. They beat up the 2 males discovered within the automotive. They’re each from Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, so is the automobile, stated SP Vijay Agarwal. A police officer has been suspended for negligence, apparently as a result of the Durga immersion procession didn’t have a police escort.


The person who died was recognized as 20-year-old Gaurav Agrawal.
The incident occurred in Pathalgaon, a small city on this tribal-dominated district, about 300km from Raipur. Scores of individuals, girls and youngsters amongst them, had been within the procession that was winding its approach to a ghat. In footage of the incident, they’re seen dancing and chatting when a maroon Xylo rams via the group at excessive pace.
Villagers blocked nationwide freeway
Individuals are thrown about, hurled on the street, and crushed beneath the wheels. Some cling to the bonnet in desperation however the automotive doesn’t appear to decelerate. They’re run over.
The person who died was recognized as 20-year-old Gaurav Agrawal. Jashpur collector Ritesh Aggarwal stated the injured have been admitted to Pathalgaon district hospital. Jashpur chief medical and well being officer Dr P Sudhar 12 stated 4 of them have been referred to Raigarh Medical Faculty and Hospital, 100km from Pathalgaon. Gaurav’s household can be given compensation, officers stated. The 2 suspects are Bablu Vishwakarma, 21, and Shishupal Sahu, 26, residents of Bargawan in MP’s Singrauli, about 300km from the positioning of the accident.
Villagers gheraoed the native police station and blocked Gumla-Katni nationwide freeway, demanding motion in opposition to the accused and a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the household of the deceased. “It’s a heart-wrenching incident. Nobody can be spared. Justice can be completed to everybody,” stated chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, including that an inquiry has been ordered. “The culprits had been instantly arrested. Motion has been taken in opposition to the law enforcement officials who appeared responsible, prima facie,” he tweeted.
BJP vice-president and former chief minister Raman Singh has demanded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to Gaurav’s household. “If chief minister Bhupesh Baghel can go to Uttar Pradesh, he also needs to go to Pathalgaon to fulfill the households,” he stated in a video assertion, including that the incident is a “clear indication of the excessive morale of anti-socials and ganga smugglers and deterioration of regulation and order”.
“It’s clear from the video that no police power was current with the Durga idol immersion procession. Police ought to have made the mandatory preparations, together with diverting visitors,” he stated, urging the state authorities to fly all of the injured to AIIMS-Raipur.
Watch Caught on cam: Rushing automobile runs over Dussehra procession in Chhattisgarh

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