Three children die, one injured as speeding SUV mows down kids sleeping on footpath in Patna; mob beats car driver to death

Patna: Three children died on Tuesday night and another was seriously injured after a speeding SUV mowed them down in Patna. Victims were sleeping on a sidewalk when the accident took place.

The SUV apparently lost control and swerved off the road onto a footpath. The dead children were sleeping on the footpath.

The incident took place in Patna’s Agam Kuan area. After the accident, the irate locals brutally thrashed the driver of the SUV and another person who was in the car. The driver died and the other person was seriously injured and has been hospitalized.

The mob torched the SUV and took to streets in protest. The government has announced compensation of Rs four lakh each to the next of kin of the dead. The names of deceased children are Raju Kumar (11), Rohit Kumar (13) and Halendra Kumar (9). The injured Manish Kumar (15) is undergoing treatment.