Mirzapur: As many as three migrant workers from Bihar, who were travelling to their homes from Mumbai in an SUV, were killed in a road accident in Lalganj area of UP’s Mirzapur district on Thursday night. Four other persons sustained minor injuries in this incident.
The chief minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the death of migrant workers and directed the officials to provide a financial assistance of Rs. two lakh each to the kin of deceased and proper treatment of the injured persons. The officials were also asked to make arrangements for sending the bodies to their places.
According to reports, seven migrant workers were on way to Gopalganj (Bihar) from Mumbai in the SUV (MH 03 BC 1204). They parked the vehicle on the roadside in Basahi village in Lalgaj area to take some rest. Around 3 am, an uncontrolled dumper (MP 39 2206) hit the stationary vehicle.
According to Mirzapur SP Dr. Dharam Veer Singh, three persons were resting in the vehicle while four persons were in the open when the mishap took place. The vehicle was parked around 40 feet away from the main road. Two persons died on the spot, while one person succumbed to injuries at the hospital.
The killed persons were identified as Raju Singh (26), Saurabh Kumar (23) and Amit Singh (26), all natives of Gopalganj district. The other persons Munna Singh of Gopalganj, Rohit, Vishal and Vikaram of Vaishali district sustained minor injuries.
On the complaint of Munna Singh the police lodged an FIR under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of IPC. The police took the dumper driver Rambaran, resident of Aurangabad (Bihar), under custody. The bodies were being sent to Gopalganj.