The Hush Post: A speeding SUV allegedly driven by the son of a BJP leader ran over four labourers sleeping on the pavement in Jaipur on Friday.
Two of the four labourers have died, said the police. The other two are in serious condition. A BJP leader’s son was behind the wheels. He has been arrested after passers-by handed him over to the police.
“The car hit people sleeping on a footpath, yesterday. Four people were injured and admitted to the hospital. This morning we were informed that two of them have died,” said the local police officer.
The accused 35-year-old Bharat Bhushan Meena was drunk and the alcohol level in his blood was nine times the legit limit, said the police.
Bharat and his friends, who were also drunk, first hit the pavement under the flyover near Gandhi Nagar railway station as per reports. When the driver accelerated and tried to flee, he lost control and crushed the sleeping labourers.
The police have charged Bharat with an attempt to murder and rash driving under the influence of alcohol.
The SUV is in the name of Bharat’s father, Badri Narayan Meena, a leader of BJP’s Kisan Morcha. The CCTV footage showed the vehicle had posters of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s Gauarav Yatra on the rear windscreen.