Shiv Sena leader's vehicle runs over schoolchildren in Maharashtra's Baramati, 2 killed

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

Mumbai: A auto belonging to a Shiv Sena leader on Thursday ran over and killed two teenaged girls on the Baramati-Morgaon Road in Maharashtra's Pune district, said ANI reports.

According to CNN-News18, the incident took place at 7.40 am on Thursday when three girls were walking home.

"Both the girls died on the spot while the third girl sustained injuries and was rushed to a hospital", the police officer said. The deceased girls have been identified as Divya Dnyaneshwar Pawar (12) and Samiksha Manoj Vikar (13).

The SUV is registered in the name of a relative of Shiv Sena leader Pappu Mane, who often uses it, but was not inside the vehicle at the time of the mishap that occurred on the Baramati-Morgaon road. Meanwhile, the police is trying to ascertain whether Mane was behind the wheels when the incident happened or not.

Police added that the angry villagers have torched the vehicle and blocked the road to protest the deaths of the two girls.

They managed to nab the driver of the vehicle who was later handed over to police. Speaking to DNA, additional superintendent of police Sandeep Pakhale said, "We have summoned Mane for questioning".

It took almost a couple of hours for police to bring the situation under control.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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