Uttar Pradesh: At least 6 injured after being hit by police vehicle in Sultanpur
At least six people were injured after the police vehicle hit them at a market in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur. The accident took place in the Lambhua Police Station area on Thursday.
According to Inspector Shivakant Tripathi of Lambhua Police Station, Chowkidar Ranjit was en route to have the jeep’s tyres filled. Tripathi said the jeep’s tyre suddenly burst, causing the driver to lose control which hit six people in the market.
The injured were immediately rushed to the Community Health Centre, said police officials.
A huge crowd gathered at the accident spot and thrashed the driver. They even protested outside the station and demanded action against the driver.
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Superintendent of Police Somen Burma said that Additional Superintendent of Police Vipul Srivastava has been sent to the spot to investigate the matter. He said during the investigation if the driver is found guilty or the vehicle is found unfit, strict legal action will be taken against those responsible.
Earlier in January, a six-month-old girl was killed and five people were injured after their car was hit by a police emergency vehicle coming from the opposite direction on the Gurugram-Faridabad road.
An FIR was registered against the ERV driver under sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304A (causing death by negligence), 427 (causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code at DLF phase 1 police station.
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