Elderly couple killed in road mishap

An elderly couple was killed on the spot after a speeding truck ran over them on National Highway 69 here in morning hours, police said.

Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 19:14 PM IST

Betul: An elderly couple was killed
on the spot after a speeding truck ran over them on National
Highway 69 here in morning hours, police said.

The victims, identified as Natthulal Malvi (65) and
his wife Chandrakala (60), were returning on a bike from
Barhmakumar Ashram when they were hit by the speeding truck in
front of Gadhekar Hospital, police said.

Enraged over the incident the locals damaged the
truck and tried to set it on fire, however, police reached the
spot and dispersed the mob.

A case was registered against the driver who fled the
spot after the incident and the truck has been impounded by
the police.

PTI