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Two killed, one injured in accident, mob torches SUV


Jamshedpur: An irate mob today torched a SUV and put up a road block for over four hours after two women were killed, while another girl sustained serious injuries in a road accident near the Marine Drive within the limits of Sonari police station here.

The victims Budhni Gope and Jyotsna Seth along with a girl, Mamata, were going to the nearby Domuhani river to take bath when a speeding SUV ran over them in the morning, the police said.

Both the women were killed on the spot, while Mamata suffered serious injuries in the incident, the police said adding the enraged local residents, who assembled at the spot soon after the incident, torched the vehicle in protest.

The local residents also put up a road blockade with the bodies demanding for adequate compensation to the victims’ family and stringent action against the driver responsible for the incident, sources said.

Road traffic on the Marine Drive was disrupted for hours till senior police officers assured the protesters to look into their demand.

The driver of the vehicle, however, managed to escape, the officers added.

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