Angry bus driver mows down 7 passengers

Angry after a row over fare, a bus driver on Wednesday allegedly ran over 17 passengers.

Last Updated: Oct 06, 2011, 00:29 AM IST

Jaipur: Angry after a row over fare, a bus
driver on Wednesday allegedly ran over 17 passengers, soon after they
alighted from the vehicle, crushing to death seven of them in
Karauli district of Rajasthan.
Ten others were injured in the incident which occurred
at college road this morning in Karauli, 160 kms from here.

All the victims were from Agra, Superintendent of Police
Omprakash said.

The passengers, who were on their way to Keladevi temple,
had an argument with the driver of the private bus plying
between Jaipur-Hindaun over fare.

Following the dispute, the passengers allegedly thrashed
the driver and pelted stones on the bus near a petrol pump in
Karauli and left for the temple on foot, he said.
The bus driver followed the passengers and allegedly
ploughed his vehicle into two groups of people, killing seven
persons, including a girl.

Two of the deceased were identified as Rahul and Sindhi,
both hailing from Agra. All the victims were from Agra and
efforts are on to ascertain their identity, he said, adding,
that the 10 injured included four women.

The driver is absconding. A case has been registered
against him under different sections including for 302
(murder) of IPC, he said.

PTI