BETUL: Three elderly persons, who were out on a morning walk were today mowed down by an unidentified vehicle near Gondumandai village near here, police said today.
According to Chicholi police station in-charge, the mishap took place in an accident prone zone and they are analysing the CCTV footage to identify the speeding vehicle.
The victims hailing Chicholi town near the mishap site died on the spot, the official said. The deceased were identified as Kamal Patel (64), Ravindra Jain (80) and Narendra Katare (60).
Police suspect that the speeding vehicle was an SUV and probably it later met with an accident near Khidi village in the district, from where the driver escaped.
After an autopsy at a nearby hospital, the bodies were handed over to their respective families for performing last rites. A case was registered and further investigations are on.