Sena leader’s SUV runs over 2 schoolgirls
PUNE: Two young schoolgirls died after they were run over on Thursday morning by a vehicle belonging to Pappu Mane, a prominent leader of the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra’s Baramati region.
Mane is now being questioned by the police, who confirmed that he was not in the car at the time of the accident.
The early-morning accident triggered a protest from the locals and the vehicle, which was involved in the accident, was set ablaze.
Seventh grader Sameeksha Manoj Vitkar, 13, and eighth grader Divya Dnyaneshwar Pawar, 14, were on their way to school on the Baramati-morgaon road when they were fatally hit by the sports utility vehicle at around 7:30 am on Thursday.
Additional superintendent of police of the region rushed to the spot as angry residents started agitating.
Assistant police inspector Kale said forces were at the scene to control the crowd.
The police still have to ascertain and confirm who was driving the vehicle and who was in it at the time of the accident.
The law and order situation in the area is under control, the police added.
The car was set on fire by villagers after it hit and killed 2 girls in Baramati, Maharashtra, on Thursday morning.