Muzaffarpur hit and run case: Sitamarhi BJP leader Manoj Baitha surrenders

Updated On : 2018-02-28 08:58:46
Source: ANI
Source: ANI
New Delhi:

Sitamarhi BJP leader Manoj Baitha surrenders in connection to the Muzaffarpur hit-and-run case in which nine children were killed and at least 24 others suffered serious injuries last week.

Manoj Baitha has been shifted to Patna Medical College & Hospital from Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital for treatment of the injuries he suffered during the accident.

Few hours after the incident, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Tejashwi Yadav claimed that the driver of the vehicle was in inebriated condition after meeting the injured at Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur .

The RJD leader said, “We have been informed that the vehicle belongs to BJP’s general secretary. The driver of the vehicle is absconding.”

Yadav further added, “Eyewitnesses informed him that the Bolero has a BJP board attached to it and all people boarding the SUV were under the influence of alcohol.”

“Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi are trying to shield the culprits. How did the driver and other in the car get liquor when it is ban in the state,” added Yadav.

While, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia amount for the kin of the deceased and announced that the state government will bare the cost of treatment of all injured in the incident.

The deceased have been identified as Shajahan Khatoon, Safina Khatoon,Nushrat Khatoon, Sajia, Nita Kumari, Rachna Kumari, Anisha, Birju and Salman. All the victims aged between 10 years and 12 years.

First Published : Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:20 AM
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