Nagpur: A rashly driven truck went berserk and hit a group of girl students returning home after school was over. One girl was killed and four others were injured seriously. The tragedy took place in Bhivapur Town on Nagpur-Gadchiroli Road Saturday morning. The incident sparks anger and people resorted to violence and arson. Some vehicles were damaged and burned. Even stones were pelted at Police Station forcing cops to fire in the air. A tense situation prevailed in the town.
The deceased has been identified as Sugandha Dhanraj Pimpalkar (17), resident of Chimur, Chandrapur district while the injured are Yuvanshi Mahesh Kaikade (17) of Nakshi, Bhivapur, Aishwarya Bodile (17), Deepali Deorao Nagrikar (17) of Bhivapur and Dhanashri Arware. All the five girls are Class XI students of Bhivapur-based Rashtriya Vidyalaya and Kanishta Mahavidyalaya. Since it was Saturday, the school was in the morning.
After the school was over at 11 am, a group of girls left for home on bicycles. They crossed the Nagpur-Gadchiroli Road and proceeded further on left side. At the same time, a speeding truck went berserk and hit the girls leaving Sugandha dead and four other girls seriously injured.
The injured girls were taken to a local Rural Hospital but since there were no doctors, the girls were referred to Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur. In the meanwhile, angry crowd smashed glasses of some vehicles and also torched a travel bus. The crowd also pelted stones on Bhivapur Police Station forcing cops to fire in the air. A tense situation prevailed in the town.