In a tragic incident, three siblings, including a 5-year-old boy, were killed and another sibling, a girl, was critically injured after they were hit by a speeding car in Naya Raipur area of Chhattisgarh's Raipur district.
The incident took place last evening when the victims were visiting a roadside temple near a flyover on Naya Raipur-Mandir Hasaud road, Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Shukla told PTI.
"Two sisters and a brother died in the accident while another sister who was seriously injured is undergoing treatment at a private hospital," he added.
The deceased have been identified as Vikas Jangde (5), Mona Jangde (20) and Lavina Jangde (11), all children of Yashwant Jangde and residents of Chheri Khedi.
Mona, her two sisters Lavina and Monika and brother Vikas were visiting the temple, when a speeding car coming from Naya Raipur skidded off the road and ran over them.
Mona died on the spot while Vikas and Lavina succumbed to injuries while being rushed to hospital. Monika was being treated.
T Raju, who was allegedly driving the car, has beem arrested. He was reportedly caught in inebriated condition by the villagers who thrashed him before police reached there.
Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi along with his supporters
and local residents staged a blockade at Cheri Khedi on the national highway between Raipur and Mahasamund and demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the bereaved family.
He also sought strict action against the accused.
Police used lathi-charge to disperse the mob and arrested Jogi and some of his supporters.
The situation was now normal, a police officer said, adding the arrested protesters will be released soon.
Chief Minister Raman Singh in his messageexpressed grief over the deaths and prayed for recovery of the injured girl.
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