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

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

Pune: Two schoolgirls were killed and another was injured when they were run over by a speeding SUV belonging to a Shiv Sena leader's relative in Maharashtra's Baramati on Thursday morning.

Angry locals set the SUV ablaze after, Pappu Mane and his accomplices fled from the spot. The irate people gathered the accident spot set the SUV on fire.

The deceased, identified as Samiksha Vitkar (13) and Divya Pawar (12), were on their way to school when they were mowed down. The news channel also said that while it was unclear whether Mane was driving the vehicle himself, he had fled from the spot after the accident and was now absconding. Their friend Payal Lashkar (12), walking alongside them, escaped with minor injuries.Prima facie probe revealed that the SUV belonged to the Baramati city unit chief of a political party. The local villagers managed to nab one of the occupants and handed him over to the police before beating him up.

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According to police, three girls were going to their school via Baramati-Morgaon Road around 8 am, when a vehicle hit the girls. Mr Mane has been detained for questioning.

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

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