Siddharth Nagar: A person was killed
after being hit by a vehicle in the cavalcade of BSP candidate
for Doomariyaganj assembly segment, where by-election is
scheduled to be held on June 3, police said here today.
Ramchandra was seriously injured when he was hit by a
jeep in the nomination procession of BSP candidate Khatoon
Taufeeq at Parsa crossing yesterday. Ramchandra died in
hospital, they said.
Khatoon did not go to file the nomination due to
religious reasons, they said.
Senior BSP leaders including cabinet minister Lalji
Varma were also present in the cavalcade, police said.
Agitated over the incident, local residents blocked
Bansi-Doomaroyaganj road, which was lifted only after another
minister Naseeumddin Siddiqui reached the spot and assured
action against the jeep driver.
Jeep driver Amarjeet Yadav was arrested today and the
vehicle has been impounded, police said.