Nagpur/Ramtek: A rashly driven tipper laden with murrum crushed a 8-year-old boy to death on Friday evening. The deceased boy was going to grocery shop by cycle. The tipper came near the boy in speed due to which boy lost balance, fell down and came under rear wheel of tipper. Angry people later set eight tippers laden with murrum on fire. The deceased boy had come to Borda with his parents. The incident took place at Borda (Sarakha) under Ramtek police station on Friday between 5 pm to 5.40 pm.
The name of deceased boy is Manish Pandhari Devgade (8, resident of Pandhurna). He is nephew of Borda (Sarakha) resident Maruti Dharne. Manish and his parents had come to Dharne’s place to attend marriage at Borda (Sarakha). As told by family members, Manish was going to grocery shop located nearby.
When he was on way, speeding tipper laden with murrum from forest near Borda was going towards Nagpur-Jabalpur National Highway No. 7, came due to which Manish lost balance, fell down and came under rear wheel.
On getting information, people rushed to the spot and admitted seriously injured Manish to primary health centre in Mansar immediately for treatment.
Later, doctors declared him dead. After mishap, tipper driver fled from the spot along with tipper. Both Ramtek and Mansar police stations were informed about the incident. In some time people became angry and found one tipper going to forest to get murrum. People stopped this tipper and set it on fire.
Later, people started searching for tippers used for transporting murrum. They found two tippers nearly 1.50 km away from Borda and five tippers near murrum mine. Later, a tanker was also set on fire. All these tippers were set on fire. Ramtek cops arrived at the spot one and half hour later after being informed about accident. The distance between Borda and Ramtek is 8 km. Ramtek cops have lodged an offence and started investigation.