Jashpur incident: Two cops suspended; both accused arrested

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Jashpur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Oct 16 (ANI): Two policemen have been suspended after a speeding car allegedly toppled an idol immersion procession of Goddess Durga in Jashpur district on Friday, killing one and injuring 17 others. Have become.

Speaking to ANI, Superintendent of Police Vijay Aggarwal said that one person died and 17 others were injured in the incident.

“The Durga idol immersion procession was being taken out when a vehicle going towards MP rammed into it at Pathalgaon. One died, two were seriously injured, 15 suffered minor injuries,” the SP said.

“Pathalgaon Station House Officer (SHO) and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) have been suspended,” he said.

Police said both the accused have been arrested and a case will be registered against them under sections 302 (murder) and 304 (death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“A speeding car rammed people at Pathalgaon in Jashpur, both the accused in the incident arrested. Both – Bablu Vishwakarma and Shishupal Sahu – are residents of Madhya Pradesh and were passing through Chhattisgarh. Action is being taken against them.”

Further investigation is being done in the matter. (ANI)

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