Uttar Pradesh: 5-year-old dies after being hit by minister's convoy
A five-year-old boy died allegedly after he was hit by Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar's convoy in Gonda district yesterday.
The victim, Shiva Goswami's father told ANI that he died on the spot and that a police complaint had been registered.
The boy was reportedly accompanied by his mother and grandmother when the incident occurred. His family alleged that no-one from the convoy stopped to help the child and the minister sped away, media reports said.
The incident occurred on the Colonelganj-Paraspur route in Gonda district.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a compensation of Rs five lakhs for the next of kin of victim and asked the state's director general of police for a detailed report of the incident.
Gonda district magistrate has said that all vehicles of the minister's convoy will be brought in for technical examination.