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.
"There were three to four people inside the auto when the accident took place, but Mane was not inside the SUV". Police have identified the deceased girls as Sameeksha, 12, and Divya, 13. A large crowd protested at the site and demanded the arrest of the car's owner Pappu Mane, a Sena leader in Baramati.
According to police, three girls were going to their school via Baramati-Morgaon Road around 8 am, when a auto hit the girls.
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The police are registering a case and are now searching for Mane. "According to preliminary information, three girls were walking towards their school when the vehicle knocked them down".
Summary: "They even thrashed a person, who had come to collect the SUV", said an officer of the Pune rural police.
After the incident, agitated villagers set the auto on fire. He has said that he was not present in the vehicle when the accident took place. "The angry mob held rasta roko for some time but now the situation is under control", Pakhale added.