Updated May 29th, 2024 at 14:33 IST

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Gonda Hit-And-Run: Where is Karan Bhushan Singh?

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Where is Karan Bhushan Singh? | Image:PTI
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Gonda: Amid ongoing nationwide outrage over the Pune Porsche coverup, two young men were killed on Wednesday when their motorcycle was allegedly hit by an SUV purportedly part of the convoy of BJP candidate Karan Bhushan Singh, the son of the incumbent MP Brij Bhushan Singh. The deceased, identified as Shehzad Khan (24) and Rehan Khan (19), were both local residents.  At the time of filing the copy, there are no reports of Brij Bhushan's son Karan Bhushan joining the investigation so far. Republic Media Network is tracking the story from the ground. 

However, the SUV involved in the accident has been seized, said officials probing the case.  Besides, Lavkush Srivastava, who was reportedly driving the vehicle at the time of the mishap has been arrested. Following the tragic incident, questions linger about the involvement of Karan Bhushan Singh in the convoy at the time of the accident. While initial reports haven't directly linked Karan to the incident, uncertainty surrounds his presence as his name hasn't surfaced in the preliminary investigations. 

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Gonda Hit-And-Run: How Did The Accident Happen?

Speaking to reporters, Kernalganj SHO Nirbhay Narayan Singh said Rehan Khan (17) and Shehzad Khan (20) who were riding on a motorcycle were hit by a vehicle near a school.  Both died on the spot.  The SUV that hit the duo lost control and also hit Sita Devi (60) who was walking on the roadside, the SHO said, adding that the woman has been admitted to a hospital.

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Occupants Of The Car Fled In Another Vehicle

According to police, the locals have alleged that the SUV involved in the accident was part of the cavalcade of Karan Bhushan Singh."They have also alleged that the occupants of the SUV abandoned the damaged car and fled in another vehicle," the SHO said.

Family Members Demand Arrest of Accused

Enraged over the incident, the locals along with the family members of the victims blocked the road and demanded the arrest of those involved in the accident.
Senior police officials pacified the protestors and assured them of swift action in the matter.

The BJP named Karan Singh as its Lok Sabha candidate from the Kaiserganj seat, replacing his father Brij Bhushan, who is facing criminal charges of sexually harassing women wrestlers.  

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Published May 29th, 2024 at 14:25 IST