An eight-year-old schoolgirl died after allegedly being run over by a rushing jeep of a Congress chief’s son within the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, police mentioned on Friday.
The accused was recognized as Tushar Chauhan son of Congress chief Naresh Chauhan who unsuccessfully contested the 2022 meeting elections from the Nachan Assembly section.
The incident occurred when the minor recognized as Lakshita was crossing the service line after getting down from the college bus. The Thar jeep coming from the Nerchowk hit her in village Tarot on National Highway close to Sundernagar, they mentioned.
The sufferer was rushed to Medical College Nerchowk and additional shifted to PGI Chandigarh in crucial situation, the place she succumbed to accidents.
The physique was handed over to the relations after autopsy.
Tushar has been booked for rash driving endangering human life and inflicting dying by negligence beneath sections 279, 337, 338 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). His car has been impounded and a forensic workforce has collected the proof from the scene of the crime, they added.
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