Shiv Sena leader’s SUV runs over two school­girls; lo­cals set ve­hi­cle ablaze

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - NATION -

PUNE: Two school­girls died af­ter they were run over on Thurs­day morn­ing by a ve­hi­cle be­long­ing to Pappu Mane, prom­i­nent Shiv Sena leader in Ma­ha­rash­tra’s Bara­mati.

The fa­tal mishap trig­gered protests from lo­cals and the ve­hi­cle that killed the girls 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 7:30am.

Mane is now be­ing ques­tioned by the po­lice, who con­firmed that he was not in the car at the time of the ac­ci­dent. Ad­di­tional su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice of the re­gion rushed to the spot as res­i­dents started ag­i­tat­ing. As­sis­tant po­lice in­spec­tor Kale said forces were at the scene to con­trol the crowds. The po­lice still have to as­cer­tain and con­firm who was driv­ing the ve­hi­cle and in it at the time of the ac­ci­dent.

THE LEADER IS BE­ING QUES­TIONED BY THE PO­LICE, WHO SAID THAT HE WAS NOT IN THE CAR AT THE TIME OF MISHAP

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