Class II boy mowed down by SUV belonging to BJP MP in UP

Basti police have registered a case but no action has been taken against the MP despite the CCTV footage of the accident going viral.

Published: 29th November 2022 12:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2022 09:55 AM   |  A+A-

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BASTI: A nine-year-old boy died allegedly after being run over by BJP MP Harish Dwivedi's car here, police said on Tuesday.

According to a complaint filed by Shatrughan Rajbhar, the father of the deceased boy -- Abhishek -- the accident occurred on Saturday near the Hardiya intersection when he was returning from school along with other children, they said.

Just as the children reached a petrol pump, Abhishek was hit by a white SUV belonging Dwivedi, police said quoting the complaint.

Rajbhar in his complaint said that two white-colored vehicles were coming from Manauri side and one of them hit the boy, they said.

A case has been registered against unknown persons under 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 304A (causing death by a rash and negligent act) of the Indian Penal Code, Circle Officer (Basti Sadar) Alok Prasad said.

The child was admitted to a district hospital from where he was referred to Lucknow but succumbed to injuries while on his way to the hospital, they said.

The father said that despite being in such a responsible position, the MP left the child suffering on the road. He did not feel the need to get down of the car and take him to a hospital.

Dwivedi was unavailable for comment as his staff said that he was busy in some organisational meeting in Bihar.


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